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The capacity of the Port of Valencia guarantees the import and export of Spanish foreign trade

Ships from Asia began to establish new routes through southern Africa without affecting the logistics chain after the diversions caused by the Red Sea crisis.

Valencia, January 19, 2024, The Port of Valencia is working with “total normality,” both for ships on the Atlantic and Mediterranean routes and for container ships affected by the crisis in the Red Sea that forced some traffic routes to go around southern Africa to reach the Mediterranean. “At this time, the Port of Valencia has sufficient capacity to withstand this situation. There was a problem that was first detected due to the delay in navigation caused by this crisis, but now it has been resolved.” Explaining this is Néstor Martínez, deputy general director of business development at the Port Authority of Valencia (APV).

The Capacity Of The Port Of Valencia Guarantees The Import And Export Of Spanish Foreign Trade

The danger of the war situation in the Red Sea has caused important shipping companies with large container ships measuring 400 meters in length to stop accessing the Valencian terminals, crossing the Suez Canal, and making various stops in the Mediterranean.

For the safety of their crews and goods, these companies chose to travel around Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope, extending the journey by 10 or 12 days with the consequent delay in arriving at the port of destination. The delay affected the logistics chain of ships until the Red Sea crisis arrived in Valencia via Suez.

“The boats—details Néstor Martínez—have begun to arrive regularly, so that users, shippers, and importers of the Port of Valencia can be confident. The port will continue to provide services, and, therefore, companies can continue their export and import projects, knowing that distribution is guaranteed and that the logistics chain will not be interrupted.

According to Néstor Martínez, “the experience provided by the pandemic, not only in the port of Valencia but in the entire global logistics chain of ports, transporters, and operators, means that everyone is doing their bit to ensure that will work. At this time, there is no cause for alarm. The Port of Valencia has enough capacity to withstand this situation. There was a problem that was initially noticed because of the delay of those ten or 12 days, and it has been solved.”

For the manager of the main Mediterranean port in container traffic, “the Port of Valencia and the Port of Algeciras, like the ports of Morocco and Barcelona with infrastructure for large container ships, can be used to collect the goods destined for the ports. The Mediterranean is like our sea has become a bag with a bottom because before the ship passes through the Suez Canal, it must be redistributed and will not pass through the ports of Gioia Tauro, Piraeus, Malta, etc. Now they will not be able to go there because the owner of the ship will order them to return to Asia through the Cape of New Hope. That will happen; therefore, no problem has been detected.” “At the moment, we are doing normal monitoring, as is usually done in these jobs, on maritime and land operations.” “The capacity of the VLC port is guaranteed. At this time, the terminals have enough clearance to support this increase in traffic, considering that the distribution will be guaranteed because the shipping companies must distribute it to our neighboring countries with “feeder” vessels (smaller vessels than ocean-going vessels). that they should program; and in any case, from the Port Authority, we are in permanent contact with the main shipping companies to resolve any circumstance that may arise from this situation because our goal is to trade facilitators,” he concluded.

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