Area of influence
Area of influence
The Port of Castellón has an excellent, strategic position on the Mediterranean coast and is close to the cluster of ceramics industries which are the driving force behind the economy of the province and which import much of their raw materials through the port. An increasing percentage of finished products are now being exported from PortCastelló.
The short distance between the Port and the nucleus of the ceramics industry constitutes an important advantage over other nearby ports. In addition, the road and rail links to Madrid (A3) and the Mudéjar motorway, make Castellón a natural choice for interior regions such as Madrid, Zaragoza, Teruel, Bilbao and San Sebastian
In order to estimate the area that comes under the influence of the Port of Castellón, the geographical and economic factors are combined with the existing state of road and rail communications and the type of merchandise being transported. At the same time the development of imports and exports in each province are taken into account as well as the products being exported and the exporting companies. The map shows how these factors have been used to estimate the catchment area for the Port of Castellón.
Valencia, Tarragona, Zaragoza, Teruel, Murcia, Almería and Madrid represent nearly 30% of the Spanish population and are home to more than a million companies, about 30% of the national total. So approximately 30% of Spain exports and imports are situated within the catchment area of the Port of Castellón.
Fuel, minerals, vegetable oils, bitumen and wax, salt, sulphur, clays, sand, calcium, cement; fruit, vegetables and plants, cereals, ceramic products; paper,cardboard and plastic; vehicles and spare parts, foundry products, iron and steel: organic and inorganic chemical products are the principal materials being transported in the catchment area of the port of Castellón.
France, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, USA, Canada, Utd. Arab Emirates, Nigeria, The Netherlands,Saudi Arabia, Algeria, China, India, Morocco, Belgium, Tunisia, Poland, Venezuela, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Israel, South Africa, Libya, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Egypt, Ukraine and Qatar are amongst the principal destinations or origins for International traffic originating in the hinterland of the Port of Castellón.