One of the priorities of the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is to provide its users with top-quality services. The new Port Inspection Centre (CIP), which is located on the Fishing Dock, aims to consolidate this by speeding up the inspection procedures for port users and centralising the services that were previously located in different areas of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The building, which is one of Spain’s most modern inspection infrastructures, has two floors and a total surface area of 4,655 square metres, of which 3,337 metres are useable.
The CIP includes the Official Service for the Inspection, Control and Regulation of Exports (SOIVRE), Customs and Foreign, Animal and Plant Health, bodies which are all involved in goods inspections at the Tenerife port.
In fact, the project was brought to fruition thanks to the efforts of the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and representatives from each of these bodies.
Another important element of the services provided by the Port Authority is the Service Coordination Centre. This Centre coordinates maritime traffic and port traffic using the latest technology and provides a vital service to vessels arriving in the port and to port operations. The Centre also coordinates security services in the port facility.
The ports run by the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife have a strategic location in the capitals of the western islands with land links to the main entrance and exit routes into and out of the port facilities.In addition to its main port located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island of Tenerife has another port facility in the south of the island. The Port of Los Cristianos links the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro. It also has two airports, Tenerife North and Tenerife South which are 10.2 km. and 58.7 km. respectively from the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Work is currently underway to develop a third port, Granadilla, to complete the general services offered at Santa Cruz and cater for demand for transhipments in this area of the Atlantic.