Photographer's Note

This is another unexpected view from Barcelona.
The photo was taken from Castell de Montjuic (18th century castle on top of a 173m hill).

The Port of Barcelona is the main transport and services infrastructure in Catalonia, the second Spanish port in terms of total goods traffic and the first in terms of value. The Port channels 24% of Spain's foreign trade and 78% of that of Catalonia. In 2006 the Port, the major Customs port in Spain, handled goods worth a total of EUR 73 billion. The 450 shipping lines operated by 118 ship owners which regularly link Barcelona with 850 ports of the five continents, set it a head and shoulders above other Spanish ports for international traffic. Total traffic in 2007 was in excess of 51 million tonnes, with 2.6 million containers, 801 406 new vehicles (it is the top Mediterranean port for car traffic) and 2.8 million passengers, of which 1.7 travelled on cruise ships (Barcelona is the top European cruiser port).

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