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Algeciras

(älhāthē`räs), city (1990 pop. 102,079), Cádiz prov., S Spain, in Andalusia, on the Bay of Algeciras opposite Gibraltar. A Mediterranean seaport, it is the main Spanish ferry terminal to North Africa. Fishing and tourism are also important. It was the first Spanish town taken (711) by the Moors. In the naval engagements of July, 1801, near Algeciras, the British defeated the French and Spanish fleets.

Algeciras

a port and resort in SW Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar: scene of a conference of the Great Powers in 1906. Pop.: 108 779 (2003 est.)
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Prior to joining Gulf Petrochem, Captain Nix was responsible for the operational design and organization of a storage facility under construction in Algeciras, Spain.
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Maersk Line will further complement the coverage of its volume requirements in the Mediterranean hubs with the reinstatement of two port calls in Algeciras, Spain on its North Europe Daily Maersk strings.
Before joining Gulf Petrochem, Captain Nix was responsible for the operational design and organization of a storage facility under construction in Algeciras, Spain. He holds extensive experience managing various storage terminals in Spain, the Netherlands, Bahrain, South Africa and India in a professional career spanning 36 years.