The presented paper is going to analyze the opportunity to develop a Ro/Ro hub in the Port of Palma de Mallorca.
In order to get introduced in the study, the state of art related to geographical, economic traffic and human; conditions, will be reviewed: together with an in deep analysis of the port future capacities and main shipping lines crossing the western Mediterranean. At a first glance is it easy to understand that the competition with other container hub ports in Mediterranean does not afford Palma de Mallorca to be positioned in this market. But the chance to become a hub in rolled traffic will be studied.
The final results of this paper are going to identify the main particulars to be enforced to attract the main shipping companies are providing transport services between the North and South coasts of the Mediterranean and the traffic between Italy and Spain.