We want to solve a problem, for instance, with Cross Border Ecommerce companies from China with B2B clients in West Africa: FAST DELIVERY OF THEIR MERCHANDISE TO THEIR CLIENTS IN WEST AFRICA!! Instead of 45 days shipping from China port to West Africa port, only 3/5 days from Las Palmas Port in Gran Canaria to West African ports.
To be positioned in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain ( EUROPE) means being closer to Africa and the Americas without leaving Europe. The archipelago is located 90 km from the west coast of Africa and a little over 1,000 km from the Spanish mainland. This makes it a key business platform that facilitates the interchange of commerce, services and technology between continents.
There are 1,500 weekly air connections to Europe and several direct flights to Africa ( Morocco, The Gambia, Mauritania, Senegal, Cape Verde..). Madrid is at only two and a half hours away from Gran Canaria and London, Frankfurt and Rome at only four hours.
As for maritime transport, Gran Canaria is connected to nearly 500 ports worldwide, with more than 30 lines including the main logistics operators worldwide. The Canary Islands are recognized as the largest supply, ship repair and refueling station in the mid-Atlantic, and among the top three in hydrocarbon logistics distribution.
UNICEF, the International Red Cross and USAID have chosen the Canary Islands to set up their logistics base for urgent aid supplies to Africa, with only four such facilities in the world in operation.
The Canary Islands Port of Authority is part of a group of major international institutions in the industry like the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) which, through the Canary Islands/Africa Regional Chapter, led by Canary Island organizations, aims to foster cooperation between the main ports on Africa’s west coast and the Canary Islands.
Gran Canaria’s geographical location makes it an important global hub for B2B trade and logistics, linking growth markets across Africa, Europe, Asia and America and it is the number one trading hub in the Mid Atlantic Area. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, is located at only 60 miles from West Africa and is part of Spain, European territory. Gran Canaria Logistic & Business Centre is the perfect place for any company willing to sell their products in West Africa because of our geo-strategic location in the closest European territory to West Africa. As an example The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has a logistics base in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, also the International Federation of Red Cross.
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We offer 6.000m2 with capacity for 2.500 European pallets, 1.500m2 for special goods and 1.300m2 office space in Gran Canaria Free Trade Zone.