We are the leading Spanish shipping line in passenger and cargo services to the Balearics, where we provide daily connections between the islands and the mainland (via the ports of Barcelona, Valencia and Denia), and we are the only company in the sector to operate inter-island sailings to all four islands of the archipelago. As well as, we are one of the largest operators in the Straits of Gibraltar, we link Ceuta, Melilla and Canary Islands to mainland ports too.
At the international level, where we have an ambitious expansion plan, we operate in Moroco through the Algecrias-Tangier route and Almeria-Nador route and In Algeria through Valencia-Mostaganem route. While also offering services between Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA) and the island of Grand Bahama, under the Baleària Caribbean brand.
We are a watchword for service, innovation and social responsability in the Spanish maritime transport sector since were founded in 1998. We are notable for the constant growth achieved through opening new routes and adding ships to its fleet. At present, we have more than 1,680 employees at our 24 regional offices and on board 31 ships.
The mission of the Baleària group is to respond to society’s maritime transport needs by offering customers quality services while respecting the environment. The company also offers shareholders adequate profitability; employees are offered the possibility to develop both professionally and personally.
The vision of the Baleària group is to be a leading shipping group with continual growth global presence, and firm that is renowned for its excellent quality services, all made possible through continuous improvement, excellent management and environmental sustainability. In turn, this will lead to the creation and strengthening of links between the societies connected by the company’s maritime routes, thus contributing to their development and progress.
- Genuine commitment to customers
- Commitment to society
- Innovation and continous improvement
- Respect for the environment
- Commitment to its employees
Adolfo Utor, President of Baleària
Adolfo Utor (Alhucemas, 1961) is the Chairman and majority shareholder in the shipping company Baleària, the creation of which he led in 1998. He has since made it a leader in maritime passenger and cargo transport. Utor, who has always worked in the shipping sector, is also the Chairman of the Regular Lines Board for ANAVE (an association he was Chairman of from 2009 to 2015) as well as a board member of the Valencia Business Owners Association (AVE).
Moreover, he is a member of Exceltur, the tourism sector lobby in which the 25 most important tourism business leaders in Spain participate, in addition to being a member of the Spanish National Tourism Board. Additionally, he does work for the Conexus Foundation, an organization that promotes relations between the regions of Madrid and Valencia, is on the Management Progress Association Governing Council and is a patron of the EDEM Foundation. He is also a member of the Bureau Veritas Spanish Naval Committee, the Étnor Foundation, the High Sea Business Leaders Circle (CEDMA) and the Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers.
Chief Financial Officer
José Manuel Orengo
Chief Operating Officer