Marine maritime offshore services

The one-stop-shop for growing, expanding and locating marine and maritime offshore services in the Mid-Atlantic

The Archipelago is just 60 miles off the African coast, 1,940 nautical miles away from West Africa's countries, off the Nigerian coast, and 3,200 nautical miles from the second best reserve, off the Angolan coast. Its privileged location lets companies provide services and supplies to ships from countries around the world, thus optimizing time and resources for any company operating in West Africa.

There are 18 categories of services and related activities, including ship repairs, sheet metal works, supplies, transport and logistics, quality control inspections, water analysis, water and waste treatment and ship agents’ services. The bunkering services available are among the most active in this part of the North Atlantic, providing all types of bunker, 24 hours a day, all year round.

With first-class infrastructures and services, the Canary Islands ports are leaders in the Mid-Atlantic in ship and oil rig maintenance and repair works

Oil rig in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

World-class services, a stone's throw from Africa

Oil rig

These growing, world-class specialized services at competitive costs are mainly possible thanks to its strategic location and accomplished shipyards, along with Europe's most generous tax system, which means you can optimize your investment to the fullest. What´s more, the ports of the Canary Islands have an ample professional ecosystem, made up of experienced and qualified suppliers who have the infrastructures, technology and qualified workforce.

This means that can undertake any type of maintenance or repair work because the weather is excellent all year round and water temperature is constantly above 18º C/ 64,4 F.

International companies operating in the Canary Islands have access with direct flights to European cities and Africa, which ensures international logistics for personnel and equipment.

Home to world-famous companies

This European outermost region also offers the quality, safety and warranty where all major brands of equipment for ships are represented including Kongsberg, MAN, Caterpillar, Wartsila, or Alfa Laval, and also where major international insurance companies such as Blue Cross, BUPA, Sanofi, and DHKV operate. Las Palmas and Tenerife ports also have an average of 20-25 rigs per year, with 40-90 days at port. Vessel traffic in Las Palmas Port is more than 11,000 (>200M TRB) and the Canary Islands hold the biggest naval repair center in the area: 100 companies with 1500 professionals, attending to different types of rigs and assistance vessels annually (Semisubmersible, Jack Up, Drilling Vessel, Ocean Rig and Sea drill).

Many of these companies are represented in a platform called “Canary Islands Suppliers,” a private initiative led by the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster, with collected information on businesses that provide ship repair services in 18 categories of services and related activities. It also works as a hallmark of quality that serves to secure and testify the competitiveness of the activity of this network of innovative local and international suppliers to the offshore and maritime industry.

Other sectors grouped into these ports are renewable electronics steel, petrochemical, software, marine technology, biotechnology, intelligent logistics, health services and international aid.

close to africa
Proximity to the West Africa oil reserves
4 tax rate
A transparent tax system which include Europe's lowest corporate tax rate (4%)
World-class industries, suppliers and highly educated workforce
RD incentives
Excellent location for innvation. The Canary Islands have the best refundable incentives for R&D initivatives on the planet
great place to live
Great place to live
Full connectivity

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Ebook: Marine and Maritime offshore industry
Canary Islands Ports, the one-stop-shop for maritime and marine offshore services in the Mid Atlantic.
Case Study: ASTICAN
Video Case Study: ASTICAN (Germán Suárez)
The Canary Islands Ports
Infographic: Canary Islands Ports
Canary Inslands Conectivitys
Infographic: World Class Connectivity

Companies already established in the Canary Islands