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The Port Authority has suspended operations in an area of the Dique Transversal Exterior due to its deteriorated state. Given the urgency of this matter, 3.5 million euros will be invested in its repair
The port of Castellón has held several meetings at the fair to present its innovations in the field of productive and logistics infrastructure
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, stressed that the port of Castellón is an essential logistics node in the Mediterranean
The conference will be focused specifically on the railway connectivity of the port enclaves and will involve representatives of ports associated with FERRMED
The Port Authority of Castellón has placed a total of three anti-dust screens in the port: one in the Transversal Exterior pier, another in the Cerámica dock, and the third in the south basin.
This luxury cruise vessel began operating in 2016 through of the North American company Crystal Cruises, a subsidiary of the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha
” The exhibition “Plan by plan. 150 years of the port of Castellón”has already received 4,000 visits since its inauguration three weeks ago in the Moruno del Grau building in Castellón
The port of Castellón is presented as “the gateway for Teruel” in a day that brings together 45 entrepreneurs in the port
The commitment to work 24 hours a day when necessary will attract new traffic
An event promoted by the City Council of Castelló, in collaboration with Turisme Comunitat Valenciana and the Port Authority of Castellón, and which last year brought together 75,000 people
Francisco Toledo inaugurates an exhibition with unpublished documents and photographs that confirm the creation and expansion of PortCastelló
PortCastelló continues its steady growth and closes its best February ever for goods traffic
100.000 euros will be invested in tiling in order to improve the appearance of the area
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón stated that “we wish to support the role of women in all fields and especially professional work, where the presence of women is constantly increasing, but without the corresponding equality and opportunities.
The Port Authority Castellón has signed an agreement in collaboration with the Jaume I University to draw up a Code of Ethics and Conduct
The panel of judges has recognised their work in the fields of Safety in the Workplace, Environmental Protection and Social Commitment
The proposals of the jury will be put before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Castellón at its next meeting and then on the 12th April the presentation of the awards will take place
PortCastelló closes 2018 with an increase of 14.1% in profits which went form 9.5 million euros in 2017 to 10.8 million euros in 2018, and this in spite of the reductions in fees
The jury has praised its publication of “Distrito Portuario” which explains the importance of ports for the economy of their surrounding districts
The Port Authority of Castellón has adjudicated the new bulk liquids dock project in the south basin to UTE CYES MARITIME WORKS – ROVER ALCISA for the sum of 3.443.850 euros
The port of Castellón is participating in Fruit Logistic in Berlín through the PortCastelló Foundation
The port of Castellón is attending the annual ceramics fair of Cevisama once again to present the implicit alliance between the ceramics sector and PortCastelló
The president of the Port Authority, Francisco Toledo, emphasised that “ports play a key role in the circulation of goods traffic by railway given that 80% of imports and 60% of exports go through ports”
The Port Authority has identified the owners of these vehicles and from now on will be working to complete legal procedures which might take some months
Francisco Toledo has highlighted that ‘ the port opens to the town in a unique event thanks to the Town Council of Castellón and the Valencian Region Tourism Agency.’
PortCastelló ends 2018 with an accumulated growth of 18% , six times greater than the rest of the ports system.
A total of 1.148 students from 28 schools from all over the province of Castellón have participated in the ‘Know your Port’ programme set up by the Port Authority of Castellón.
The aim of this initiative is to reinforce the sense of belonging to the Port Community and to give public recognition to innovative projects.
PortCastelló has renewed the European certificate PERS (Port Environmental Review System), the highest award at the European level specifically for environmental management for the port sector which is given by the European Organization for marine Ports and EcoPorts
The programme of activities laid out for 2019 consists of nine altogether which have as their common aim the commercial promotion of the port of Castellón in various sectors;
The company plan proposes a 180% reduction on the goods tariff, and 5% on vessel tariffs as well as reductions on certain key traffic types which will come into effect with approval of the general state budget or with the necessary legal permission
The Port Authority of Castellón has awarded the prizes for the V Christmas card competition ‘Draw your Christmas with the port’ in which a total of 80 school children between the ages of 3 and 12 have participated.
The port of Castellón has exceeded the mark of 20 million tons of goods moved through the port in one year
PortCastelló has consolidated its position in ninth place in the overall ranking of ports in the Spanish system, and fourth in terms of solid bulks. In fact the port will close the year once more setting a new record for traffic exceeding 20 million tons, well over the 17,9 million tons of 2017.
The talk forms a part of a campaign to promote heathy lifestyles which is carried out occasionally by PortCastelló.
The president of the Port Authority underlined the fact that PortCastelló has the second fastest growth among the 46 general interest Spanish ports in 2018, a rate of 15.5% compared to the average of 3.1%.
The Round Table for Corporate for Corporate Social Responsibility of Castellón, in which the Port Authority of Castellón participates, has become a reference point for its commitment to encouraging ethical and responsible social policies
A team made up of twenty people took part in the port of Castellón in a drill which activated the Interior Maritime Plan, to evaluate the effectiveness and coordination of the various bodies involved in the response to an emergency in the interior of the port
Castellón Cruise Club has made a positive evaluation of the measures taken to attract more cruise ship traffic to the port of Castellón and promote the tourist industry in the province.
Francisco Toledo referred to the return of Customs Service to the port as well as the conversion of the the building that was formally the ‘Comandancia de Marina’ to become an arts centre and ports Museum of the Sea
This visit was organised within the ‘Know your port’ scheme set up by the Port Authority of Castellón, which is designed to permit institutions and members of the public to get to know more about the port and to reinforce the connections between the port and the town.
On Friday 9th November the plan is to receive visits by groups of pupils and students from educational establishments if they are requested
The Port of Castellón is present at the fair with the objective of making its services to the international agro-foodstuffs industry more attractive, at an event that brings together all the productive sectors in the national market
his initiative is a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility action plan.
The Valencian Regional Government “has worked from the beginning to cover the serious need for a station in the Province of Castellón”
The Port of Castellón has grown 16% during the first nine months of this year and has already gone over the 16 million ton mark
The report gives details of the productive investments in the port of Castellón and its commitment to society
The celebration will take place on the 20th of October and will include workshops for children in the plaza de Sète between 1100 and 1400 where they will learn how to make Japanese ‘paipais’ masks and learn something about Japanese calligraphy
The first section of the Cerámica quay has been adjudicated to TMG with an investment of 9.9 million euros for the modernization of operations
The objective is to make new contacts with companies which that are based inside the port and others such as Kaltun, United Minerals or Sibelco.
The Port of Castellón has grown 13.6% in the first eight months of the year and traffic has already passed 14 million tons
PortCastelló will also promote the new dock for smaller luxury cruise ships on the Levante dock which will be opened next year in order to comply with requirements from shipping companies
This is a part of the Port Authority’s policy to protect the environment from dust particles.
The representative of the central government in Castellón, Soledad Ten, and the president of the Port Authority Castellón, Francisco Toledo, have held a meeting to revise the current state of projects that are needed to keep the port competitive
The Port of Castellón closes the month of July reaching nearly 2 million tons which makes it the best month in the history of the port
Once in the port the tourists will be able to choose from a range of excursions such as Aquarama, the caves of San Jose in the Vall d’Uxo, Peñiscola, Valencia , the centre of Castellón and others.
Francisco Toledo has announced that the managing director, Roberto Arzo, will leave the Port Authority in October to work in the private sector in a field not connected to the Port.
The Castellón Town Council and the Port Authority organize the first edition of the inflatable obstacle course race, and a part of the proceeds will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Association
The investments in the port of Castellón, together with the reductions in tariffs, form a part of the strategy designed by the president of the Port Authority of Castellón
Francisco Toledo stated that “it is a great pleasure to be here to sign this agreement that will serve to open up this space, long unused, and allow it to be put to good use
The annual accounts for 2017 close with a profit of 9.5 million euros and an EBITDA of 19.3 million
The Cultural Heritage Department will initiate the process by which the Naval Command building will be returned to port control
The port of Castellón has recorded its best ever month for solid bulk traffic, moving 674.386 tons, 28% more then the same period last year. The previous record was set in August 2017 when 666.438 were moved through the port. Solid bulk traffic has grown 8.45% this year so far, a total of 2.669.330 tons
Journey back in tiem and get to know how men and women lived in other times and learn about their daily activities and customs, is a recurring fantasy in human history.
With the aim of increasing the safety of vehicles coming onto this road and controlling the traffic flow. This investment was made at a cost of 41.000 euros.
The port of Castellón demonstrates its potential in logistics and its loading/unloading services for special projects at the Breman fair
The Port of Castellón grows 11,9% in the first quarter and continues to break records after registering 1.846.418 tons in one month
The Port Authority of Castellón has prepared a new toilet facilities in the Plaza del Mar
The Town Council of Castellón has drawn up a map of all the business which have signed up for this project. there are now 50 altogether
The extension to a period of eight years of the concession held by Bulk Cargo Logistics SA has been approved after their commitment to make an investment of 4.356.228 euros
A total of 60 volunteers will help to organise this event which will take place within the port this Sunday
This initiative conforms the environmental commitment of the Port Authority and will lead to a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón reaffirms to the Propeller Club that 2018 it will an investment year.
One of the most important tour operators for cruise ships has come to explore the potential for tourism in eight towns in Castellón.
The Chamber of Commerce of Castellón has hosted a meeting to inform business associations of the advantages of being included in this project
The panel of judges has recognised the work done by these entities in the fields of Environmental Protection, Social Commitment and safety in the Workplace respectively.
The Port Authority once again makes its annual awards to those projects that benefit the Port of Castellón.
The PortCastelló Foundation is attending this year’s event with a new brand name: Castelló Cruise Club
The Port of Castellón has grown 4.9% in terms of total goods traffic.
In April PortCastelló will host a rally of galleons and other legendary vessels and will become a subsidiary venue for this event based in the French port of Sèt
A fire drill was carried out in the South Basin area of the Port of Castellón, specifically in the site behind the UBE concession where tanks for chemical products are situated.
Until the 7th January, the Moruno Building in Grao de Castellón is showing an exhibition of drawing by boys and girls who have participated in the IV Port Authority Christmas Card Competition.
The Port Authority of Castellón has started up a new service to provide advice to clients online via its website. The objective of the scheme is to improve the service to clients and provide information to anyone interested in setting up a business in the port of Castellón.
The port of Castellón has received a total of 2.027.713 tons of clay in 2017, 69,4% more than the previous year
The invitation to students to participate in the design of a Christmas card forms a part of the Port Authority’s Action Plan for Corporate
The objective of the scheme is to reinforce the sense of belonging to the Port Community and to help the public to get to know the port better and to give recognition to those who have done especially good work
PortCastelló will invest 37 million euros in improving rail connections
Unpublished photos, century old plans, books, inventories, manuscripts, and marine signalling equipment all form a part of this exhibition entitled, ‘One Hundred Years of Light’, which was inaugurated to today by the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, in order to commemorate the one hundred years history of the lighthouse on the Muelle de Costa.
In 2017 PortCastelló has increased its traffic in fruit,vegetables and legumes by 112%.
The port of Castellón has an accumulated growth of 10% so far this year, a total of 13.983.202 tons
So far this year the PortCastelló terminal has organised the unloading of 1.556.727 tons of raw materials for the ceramics industry consolidating its position as the logistics centre for the industry.
Toledo has stated that the port of Castellón “complies completely with current legislation but we want to go further than that.”
Sibelco Minerales Cerámicos S.A. has extended its concession by 12.000 m2, an investment of 398,313.6 euros
The port of is currently participating in the Cersaie trade fair in Bologna in order to support the ceramics sector and to make known its offer of infrastructure and services.
The Kang Shun docks at PortSur with 53.758 tons
The port of Castellón has also returned the figures for the best August ever in total goods traffic and the accumulated growth so far this year is 10%.
In summarising the results since taking up his position, the president of the Port Authority has highlighted the 157 million euros of public investment that has been committed until 2021 and the increase in traffic which is considerably above the average in the Spanish port system.
The manager of the PortCastelló Foundation is working through a very full agenda in order to attract new cruise ships to Castellón.
The Port Authority will invest a million euros to ensure that plans for this vital infrastructure go ahead.
This modification will enable the Port Authority to carry out actions costing 5.585.000 euros and which will deal with the predicted demands of increasing imports of solid bulks
The accumulated annual growth now stands at 10.9%
The Port of Castellon has started work on a new Strategy Plan now that the objectives set in the previous one have been achieved.
The port of Castellón now has three of these barriers to deal with situations involving oil or chemical spills in harbour waters.
Coming from the Ukraine the Ci Yun Shan carries 50,500 tons of clay.
The Port Authority of Castellón has provided a property where merchant seaman passing through the port of Castellón can received attention and assistance.
The Port Authority has organised opportunities for the staff of the Port Community to learn more about the subject information security.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, emphasised that “the commitment to this investment is a clear sign of the confidence in PortCastelló”
The visit to the Port of Castellón by the Pensioners Association of Cabanes takes place within the policy of the Port Authority to promote good relations between the port and citizens of the province and especially those in education, in order to strengthen the links between the port and the town.
The president Francicso Toledo is confident that the Festival to be held on the ‘Muelle de Costa’ will be successful.
The students have taken a tour of the main infrastructures of the port of Castellón, such as the South Basin and the Eastern Breakwater.
The Port Authority of Castellón has invested 170.000 euros in this equipment which gives the port of Castellón the most up to date protection of its kind.
The Port Authority of Castellón, through the PortCastelló Foundation, together with representatives of the Port Community, is participating in the Transport Logistic Munich at the State Ports stand.
The aim is to increase efficiency and to become more competitive, owing to the growth in this type of traffic
The event will take place this Friday with free acces and limited capacity
The port of Castellón will demonstrate its potential special project cargo services at the trade fair in Antwerp.
About 40 members of the Segon Molí Association of Castellón have visited the port to learn more about its importance with respect to the generation of employment and wealth for the economy of the Province of Castellón.
An important objective of the Port Authority of Castellón is to promote a good relationship between the port and the town.
PortCastelló will advertise its offer for cruise ship tourists at the most important trade fair in the sector.
The Port Authority of Castellón holds ceremonies for the 8th of March
A group of 65 pupils for the Santa María de Vila-real primary school have visited the port of Castellón as a part of the programme ‘get to know your port.
The President of the Port Authority explained that,”this is a group made up of eight people and the aim is to receive information about essential supplies required by companies operating in the port so that measures can be taken and in the case of strike action taken by the stevedores, these supplies can be guaranteed and none of these companies will have to interrupt production because of a strike. “
PortCastelló will have a Stella Maris centre available to provide free care for merchant seamen
The jury for the second year of the awards has given recognition to work for the environment and commitment to social and work safety issues.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, and the managing director Roberto Arzo this morning visited the Oropesa lighthouse building accompanied by the mayor Rafael Albert, the councillor for local heritage Mari Carmen Taulé, the councillor for Oropesa ‘Si se puede’ Arantxa Martinez, who presented a motion on this matter.
For the second year running the Port Authority will award prizes to those projects which help to consolidate the port of Castellón
The port community is meeting with representatives of the ceramics industry with the aim of exceeding the record traffic figures for 2016
Reduced costs and specialised facilities on the ceramics dock are the keys to this success.
The PAC will try to have the building certified as BIC (property of cultural interest) and make it both a tourist attraction and of use to local people.
Francisco Toledo has set as the objective to increase the average number of visits per year from two to ten
Francisco Toledo considers that it is is necessary to reorganise this area and make more efficient use of it.
PortCastelló has increased the quantity of fruit and vegetables being moved through the port by 18.75% in 2016.
Francisco Toledo presents the closing data for 2016 and the objectives for this year.
Francisco Toledo has drawn attention to the fact that during 2016 management has successfully paid off debts pending to the Foundation “thus giving the institution more credibility and placing it in a position to be able to provide effective service to the Port Community.”
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón has thanked the Port Community for its efforts which have resulted in record traffic figures for 2016.The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, has announced that a new valuation of the land belonging to the Port Authority will results in a savings of 10% for concession holders.
The Port Authority estimates the damage caused by high waves will cost 450,000 euros.
Solid bulks and general cargo have grown more than 20% at PortCastelló
The port of Castellón has welcomed a group of 50 students studying the third year of ESO from the Caminás Secondary School. The visit by school
Francisco Toledo: “2017 will be a year of investment after several year in which investment has been kept to a minimum because the level of debt was placing the financial capacity of the port under severe restraint.
The board of directors unanimously approves a budget of 347,875 euros for 2017.
The association has presented a cheque to the Parkinson’s Association and the Castellón branch of the Spanish Association against Cancer
Francisco Toledo emphasises the commitment to the promotion of cruise ship traffic at the the Port of Castellón.
Students from the Department of Road, Canal and Port Engineering visit the Port Castelló to view the infrastructure and traffic.
Francisco Toledo and Julio Carrasco chair the meeting of this management group which represents 83 companies associated with the management of shipping agencies.
Francisco Toledo highlights the unity of these bodies in defence of common interests.
The Port Authority has allocated 600.000 euros to specific measures connected to the environment.
The President of the Port Authority presented to the Board of Directors the conditions fulfilled by PortCastelló for this market and its alliance with the Union to defend the citric industry.
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón considers that the possibility of allowing lorries use of the AP-7 without tolls is a temporary solution but argues for a more serious solution.
The annual blood donor campaign in collaboration with the Centre for Blood Transfusion of Castellón with the motto “Being a blood donor doesn’t go out of fashion.
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón together with the Town Council of Castellón, took part in the XV World Congress of Cities and Ports held in Rotterdam.
The Port of Castellón participates in Cersaie to support the ceramics industry and with record figures for goods traffic.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón presents a gift to the captain to commemorate the ships first visit to the Port of Castellón
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón states that he will continue to argue in favour of ‘fair treatment’ for PortCastello so that it doesn’t loose competitiveness
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, will propose Sebastián Pla Colomina for the post of vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Castellón. Toledo will make a formal proposal to the Board of Directors at the next meeting in order to substitute Rafael Montero, after leaving his position as general secretary of the Confederación de Empresarios de Castellón (CEC).
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón has congratulated the General Director for the agency’s response to the recent forest fire in Artana
The port suspended the passage of ships to allow flying boats to pick up water.
June 2016 has been the best June in the history of PortCastelló, with growth of 8.1% compared to the same month of the previous year.
With its connections in the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East and the Black Sea, the port of Castellón presents a very competitve option for businesses in Madrid
The president of the Port Authority proposes that an agreement is made between all those involved with aim of consolidating the position of the port of Castellón as an economic force in the province.
The port Authority of Castellón has expressed its condemnation for the suicide attack perpetrated at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul and wishes to express its sympathy to the families of the victims and the Turkish people.
Francisco Toledo states that the good economic result will allow the port to invest in infrastructure, reduce taxes and increase bonuses in order to improve its capacity to compete.
The Port of Castellón holds the fifth position in the Spanish ports system with regards to the numbers of containers imported and exported.
A group of 23 students from the Universioty of Saint Edwards in Texas, USA have visited the port of Castellón as a part of an intensive course on company administration that they are doing at the University of Jaume I of Castellón.
A total of 23 students from the second year of the Germans Ochando Primary School have visited the port of Castellón accompanied by their teachers.
The Port Authority has informed the parties involved about the strategy to follow and the new regulations.
Francisco Toledo has called attention to the fact that the project for a new rail access to the port is on hold despite the fact that the budget has been approved.
The accumulated growth over the first five months is 7,4 %
An impressive operation took place at the Port of Castellón in which 150 trucks from Holland were moved in preparation for their transport to the Red Sea.
This qualification is the highest recognition at a Europena level for excellence in management.
Francisco Toledo declares that for the transport of special cargoes PortCastelló is highly competitive.
The line, consigned by Marmedsa, will help to consolidate North Africa as one of the principal destinations for ceramic products from Castellón.
About one hundred students from the School of Road, Canal and Port Engineering, from the Polytechnical University of Valencia have visited the Port of Castellón.The visit completes the series of classes they have been doing on ‘Maritime Construction Works ‘ .
The Port Authority of Castellón today received a visit from a group of forty students studying the Intermediate Grade of Administration and Commerce from the ‘Academia Latina’ of Castellón.
Francisco Toledo underlines the commitment of both organizations to innovation
The three cars, which will be used for the routine policing of the port, were delivered this morning to the Port Authority with a three year hire purchase agreement
The 21st Interport five-a-side Football Chambionships have been held in Almeria and a team from the Port of Castellón participated.There were a total of 240 participants who were received by the President of the Port Authority of Almeria.
The Port Authority has commisioned a report to evaluate the recovery of the ‘Comandancia de Marina’ Building
The Port of Castellón is now the sixth most profitable in Spain
About forty students of International trade from the Fina Izquierdo centre of Castellón have visited the Port of Castellón to see operations in the port at first hand.
Francisco Toledo congratualted the federation for its efforts to promote cultural activities in the El Grau de Castellón
A total of 80 students from ‘La Salle’ secondary school Benicarló have visited the port accompanied by their teachers. The visit was organised as part of the policy of the Port Authority of Castellón to create closer ties between the port and the people of the province, educational establishments and strengthen the relationship between the port and the town.
The Mayoress of Castellón and the President of the Port Authority are studying projects to make the port more competitive, creating economic benefits for the town of El Grao and its people.
Traffic grew 4.3% compared to March 2015 and the port closes the first quarter of 2016 with an increase of 11.8% over the previous year.
This financial measure will allow the port to gain in competitivity, and consolidate its postion as one of the top ten providers of employment.
Clients and suppliers have attended a meeting at the Port Authority’s headquarters to receive information about the advantages of the new system.
Students of Commerce and Marketing from Caminás Secondary School Castellón have visited the docks and control tower at the Port of Castellón after attending a presentation at the conference hall at the offices of the Port Authority.
To relaunch the PortCastelló Foundation and make it the best ally of the Port Community. This is one of the objectives that has been set by the President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo
The Port Authority of Castellón has expressed its condemnation of the terrorist attacks carried out in Brussels and support for the victims, the people of Belgium and all those, in whichever part of the world, are suffering from such acts.
The president of the Generalitat meets with the president of the Port Authority and pledges to prioritize investment in and around the port.
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón has emphasised how important it is to improve road connections in order to facilitate the transport of goods to the port.
The counciller held a meeting today with the President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo
The secretary of the Regional Council, Maria José Mira , congratulates the president of the Port Authority of Castellón for the trend of continuing growth at the port.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, is of the opinion that these figures confirm that the port is on the path of sustained growth
The President of the Port Authority of invites the people of Castellón to learn about ” one of the most brilliant achievements in the annals of maritime history.”
The Port Authority of Castellón commemorates that it is 114 years since the foundation of the port with the presentation of awards on April 7th.
The ‘Nao Victoria’, a replica of the ship which succeeded in making the first ever circum-navigation of the globe, left Alicante last night and set sail for Castellón where it will arrive this evening and make a stop of three days and be open to the public to show them its amazing history.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón will take part in discussions at the Fòrum Valencià Corredor Mediterrani
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, has accompanied the association of Gaiata 12 for the official inauguration of their festival exhibits.
The Port Authority of Castellón has made it an objective to strengthen relations between the port and the town.
The Port Authority of Castellón has moved to provide information about the port through these channels and increase the transparency of the institution.
The blades have been loaded aboard the vessel Medazov Julia docked at the Muelle del Centenario
The PortCastelló Foundation has moved into new offices near the main offices of the Port Authority and in this way takes a further step towards strengthening its role in promoting the commercial development of the Port of Castellón.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, has affirmed that these figures show the way towards growth for exporting companies in Castellón
A round thirty students of Internationl Trade from the IES Serra Espadá School in Onda have visited the facilities of the port accompanied by their teachers. The group attended a presentation about the port in the main hall.
PortCastelló demonstrates the rich diversity of marine life in this protect area.
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, made public the reductions that have been approved in order to increase the competitive capability of the ceramics industry.
The group attended a presentation in the main hall about the organization and activity in the port and afterwards were taken by bus to see some some of the docks and harbours.
This morning the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, and the managing director of the port, Roberto Arzo, welcomed Guardia Civil Colonel Miguel Fresneda to the port after his recent appointment as the senior official of the Guardia Civil in Castellón. He has replaced Colonel José Miralles, who has passed into the reserve after forty years of service in the Guardia Civil, the last three years in Castellón.
The Port Authority of Castellón has organised the visit by IES Francesc Ribalta as a part of its policy to encourage closer contacts between the port and the surrounding population and to strengthen the ties between the port and the town
The port closed 2015 breaking its own records for all kinds of goods traffic and for the first time exceeding the figure of 16 million tons of goods transported.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, together with the manager of the PortCastelló Foundation, have held various meetings at the State Ports stand.
At the fair the port will advertise its infrastructure and services and explain the benefits of operating in this logistics enclave on the Mediterranean coast.
The president of the Port Authority, Francisco Toledo, emphasised the choice of Castellón by this shipping line.
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, believes that these results reflect the energy and creativity of exporting companies in Castellón and good work by the Port Community.
The Port Authority of Castellón has given permission to the local secondary school IES Miquel Peris i Segarra del Grao, for the use of a building with 1000 square metres of space so that they have a suitable place for the new training course they are offering.
The General Director of the Merchant Navy and Ports from the Algerian Ministry of transport , Iben- El Boushaki Mohamed, and the President of the Port of Béjaïa , Djelloul ACHOUR held meeting with the Port Authority of Castellón in order to review commercial relations between the two ports.
The governing board of the foundation has approved a completely revised programme of activities and a budget for 2016 which is 7.4% more than that of 2015
In this case the Red Cross will send a group of volunteers to the Port area to invite people to donate any type of non perishable food
The directors of the Indonesian company Musim Mas Group, a firm that has signed an agreement with Infinita Renovables to use the biodiesel plant of the South Basin, visited the Port of Castellon. Representatives of the group met with the chairman of the Port Authority; Mr. Juan José Monzonís, and the director of the port; Mr. Roberto Arzo.
The Port of Castellon offers free wi-fi connection for all citizens in Puerto Azahar and the Plaza del Mar of the Coast Quay. The AKIWIFI zone created is aimed at companies in the entertainment industry who wish offer to their customers a value-added service, without having to worry about service issues, legality or network security, because they will be covered by AKIWIFI technicians.
The Port of Castellon gave books to schools from Castellon under the slogan ‘Knowing your port’. With the aim that teachers, children and youth of our city understand better the characteristics, operation and expansion of the Port of Castellon, primary and secondary schools received two publications that reflect the history of the port.
The traffic at the port continues offering good news. June became one of the best months in the Port of Castellon history. Tile export reached the second most important traffic for first time at the port. It was a record month in container traffic, with over 22,000 TEUs.
The president of the Generalitat, Mr. Alberto Fabra, explained that “it is essential” to improve infrastructures and generate more synergy together with the strategic business sectors, with the aim of improving its competitiveness and potential to the Valencian Community.
The human team of the Port Authority of Castellon with its president Mr. Juan José Monzonís at the head, met together in front of main offices of the Port of Castellon to dedicate a minute of silence for the victims of the tragic railway accident occurred in Santiago de Compostela. Mr. Juan José Monzonís sent a letter to the president of the Xunta de Galicia, Mr. Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, to convey the condolences of the institution he presides.
The Port of Castellon informs about its new logistic offers to majors and entrepreneurs from Onda and Ribesalbes in a day of promotion opportunities as part of the visits from different towns that will take place to the port facilities.
The goods traffic of the Port of Castellon grew by 11.1 percent the first five months of the year. From January to May of the current year was exceeded half a million tons more than in the same period in 2012. It was announced by the President of the Port Authority of Castellon, Mr. Juan José Monzonís, over the course of the last Management Board of the Port Authority.
The Port Authority of Castellon, in collaboration with the City of Alcora, carried out a day of promotion opportunities and support to the business from Alcora.
The Port Authority of Castellon has carried out a campaign called “Embark on the 1st Blood Donation Campaign of the Port Community”. It was the first time PortCastelló called employees and companies linked to the port to donate blood for health centres and individuals in need.
The Port Community is more involved in the internal management of PortCastelló, more participative in the competitive advantages and also more demanding of challenges and improvements, such as active response to the current economic situation. That is the main conclusion highlighted in the Satisfaction Study 2012, presented to private companies and public organizations operating therein.
The Port Authority of Castellon has adapted the generic quality referentials established by State Ports to the reality of the port through specific quality referentials development.
Ignazio Messina‘s shipping company, immersed in an important renewing process of its fleet, unveiled its new Jolly Diamante ship on a call at the general purpose Terminal of Port of Castellon during the first days of April.
The Port of Castellon received Quest for Adventure, a ship of Saga Cruises cruise company, with near 600 British and Australian passengers aboard. The ship docked at 8 am at Modesto Vigueras Quay of Port of Castellon. Passengers were received, as in previous calls, with fresh orange juice and “dolçaina i tabal”, the traditional music from Castellon. The ship was consigned by Roca Castellón Consignaciones, S.L.
The Port of Castellon grew 9 percent in the first two months of 2013. Thus, the port area improved its positive traffic record in January, when it added a 6.8 percent more of goods, and achieved an increase of 11.2 percent in February from the same period last year.
The new cruise shipping call scheduled to PortCastelló the next April 3, will repeat on November 9 of the current year, so we will receive three cruise shipping in 2013. This is one of the latest results of the trading negotiations held in Miami during the Cruise Shipping trade fair, which ended last weekend. The director of the Port of Castellon, Mr. Roberto Arzo, has taken a satisfying balance about the commercial results conducted during the trade fair.
The Port of Castellon adds another cruise scale scheduled for the next April. Saga Cruises is a British company that bet again on Castellon after docked for the first time with Saga Pearl II ship in 2011. The April 3 is going to stop Quest for Adventure ship, with 160 meters length and up to 450 passengers who will arrive from Cartagena and will depart to Ibiza.
The Port of Castellon is situated in traffic container ranking after Valencia (first), Barcelona, Bilbao, Vigo and Algeciras Bay and ahead of Las Palmas, Tarragona, Bay of Cadiz and Cartagena. 154,812 TEUs were moved in 2012, a 23.93 percent over the previous year. It is also, in total container volume, in tenth position followed by Valencia (first), Algeciras, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Bilbao, Malaga, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Vigo and Tarragona.
That percentage increase is translated into about 30,000 containers in 2012 over the previous year. Goods traffic on the docks (Zone 1) increased by 7.85 percent, adding more than 6 million tons. However, the total traffic in 2012 was 12,949,821 tonnes in front of 13,117,726 of previous year, which has resulted in a fall of 1.2 percent, influenced partly by the technical stop of BP Oil company.
Tile export, which is the third most important traffic, increased 30 percent in 2012 over the previous year, from 1,000,000 to 1,360,000 tons. The improved infrastructure and the new commercial and strategic approaches were crucial to gain market share in the tile sector in terms of ceramic export. The putting into service of the Centenary Wharf, the incorporation of portainer cranes and modern machinery, the construction of the South Basin and the railway, favor competitiveness and ensure a better customer service.
An accurate and complete assessment to give the best solutions for the future. The PortCastelló External Committee of Business Plan, composed of representatives from all the organizations and companies of the port community, held a meeting to discuss in depth the research results about the port situation made during the last half year.
The Customer Service (SAC) of the Port Authority of Castellón has become a service aimed at all the stakeholders: customers, suppliers, society and institutions. This service is the result of a quality policy aimed at stakeholders satisfaction and its main objective is to be an effective media between Port Community and its customers as well as the entire environment around their activity and facilities.
The Port of Castellón received the biggest ship put in at its basins in 110 years history. It was the Mozart container ship from MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company, S.A.) which is 282 meters length and 40 wide. The merchant ship docked at Terminal Polivalente de Castellón at 8 am and left in the afternoon. The charge was loaded with 205 containers, mainly tiles.
The Annual Report 2011 of the Port of Castellón is available on our website www.portcastello.com and through a QR Code in mobile phones.
The Port of Castellón got a new monthly record of container traffic in June with more than 17,000 TEUs, the higher monthly figure registered in the last 110 years of history.
The Port of Castellón announces its service and infraestructure offer, market position and future plans to the companies situated in Serrallo area. The Committee of Promotion of the Port Authority assembled the maximum representatives of UBE, BP Oil, Iberdrola Distribución, Iberdrola Generación, Repsol, CLH and Infinita Renovables in the assembly hall of the port offices to convey the port situation and the nearest skyline in a meeting followed by a guided visit.
A business delegation from Costa Rica visited the Port of Castellón. They were invited through PortCastelló Foundation to analyse their business opportunities and to promote commercial trading of fruit, exporting oranges and importing tropical fruit. The members of the delegation emphasized the characteristics of refrigeration area in the Internal Transverse Quay, which is an opportunity to promote trading with Costa Rica.
The Port Authority of Castellón has renewed his recognition for Excellence 5 Stars, obtained two years ago for the first time, to continue as a quality and excellent port.
The Port of Castellón has developed new electronic forms to speed up the port management procedures. New forms associated to electronic registration and processes have been developed to improve the electronic communication in order to adapt itself to the Law 11/2007, about citizen’s right to communicate in an electronic way to the Government Administration.
The Port of Castellón has achieved a monthly record in container traffic with over 16,000 TEUs in May, according to the Statistics Department of the Port Authority. This was the highest monthly figure reached in the last 110 years of history of the Port of Castellón.
The Port Authority of Castellón and the telematic service company Portel have signed an agreement to establish PCS model, a solution to integrate the different services managed by a Port Authority through a single desk. A PCS platform (PortCommunitySystem) responds to the requirement of making the most of the infrastructures and efficiently manage operations and port services in an integrated telematic way.
On Thursday, 31th of May, IV Logistics Day was held at the Opal Hall of the Gran Casino in Grao of Castellón. The event was inaugurated by the President of the Generalitat, Alberto Fabra.
The Monitoring Committee of PortCastelló Strategic Plan, consisting of representatives of institutions and companies from Port Community, met at the Port Authority of Castellón to design the outlines that will mark its new Business Plan for the next five years.
The Rotary Club Castellón visited the facilities of the Port of Castellón. The members of this society, chaired by Mr. Javier Rodríguez Zunzarren, visited the northern and southern expansions, that is the Centenary Wharf and the South Basin respectively.
The Port of Castellón, through Fundación PortCastelló, awarded the best communication project and the logotype commemorating its 110th anniversary. The award went to Lidia Caro and Daniel Muñoz, students of 4th year of Advertising and Public Relations at the Universitat Jaume I. The winners received a commemorative certificate and a 500€ cheque from the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Mr. Juan José Monzonís.
Last 8th March, a meeting on sustainability framed within the project SECUR MED PLUS “Strategies and common actions to reinforce safety at Mediterranean maritime and logistics sectors” was held at the business center at Alicante Port.
PortCastelló, through Fundación PortCastelló, will give a 500€ award to the best work of communication designed by students of Jaume I University. The students of 4th year of Bachelor degree and 3rd course of the degree of Advertising and Public Relations should carry out a communication campaign that will include the design of a logo for the 110 anniversary of the Port Authority of Castellón to be held next 2nd of April.
The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, and the President of Puertos del Estado, have agreed up the costruction of the South railway link to PortCastelló. For the first time at the present government term both Presidents have departed on relevant Port issues.
PortCastelló has just received the maiden visit of the ship Genmar of the turkish company Batinak Shipping. This ship was built in 2011 and is able to hold 35,000 tons. According to the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Mr. Juan José Monzonis, it “reinforces the commitment of PortCastelló to Ceramics and other industrial sectors of the Castellón province”, as he stated while handing a commemorative plaque to the ship Captain, Mr. Tuncer Ozaslan.
PortCastelló ended 2011 as the 6th Spanish port in container traffic, with 124.920 TEUs, following Vigo with 172.803, according to Puertos del Estado, as a result of a 26% increase this activity. Along with this, it was the first port in terms of bulk cargo at the Valencian Comunity, with 3.244.831 tons against 2.374.045 at Valencia and 724.112 at Alicante.
PortCastelló along with Fundacion PortCastelló, through the local company Cuatroochenta, is developing the first application for mobiles and tablets of a port at Spain called PortCastelló, innitially designed for iphone and focusing on informing about port news.
PortCastelló has been the first growing Port at the Comunidad Valenciana in 2011 in terms of goods traffic, with a 5.1% increase compared to 2.20% at Alicante and 2.71% at Valencia Port, according to Puertos del Estado.
The Port of Castellón has closed 2011 with a growth of 5.1 percent over the last year, it has broken a record in container traffic, goods and tile exports, as announced today the president of the Port of Castellón, Mr. Juan José Monzonís, during the Board of Directors of the Port which was chaired by the president of the Generalitat, Mr. Alberto Fabra, and in which the Councillor of Infrastructure, Ms. Isabel Bonig, was also present.
The Port Authority of Castellón has published its first Sustainability Report which includes economic, social and environmental facts in 2010. This report has been elaborated following the Global Reporting Initiative G3 rules. It is going tol be delivered to the different stakeholders as a useful management tool that emerged from “an examination work and new awareness”, as explained the president of the Port of Castellón, Juan José Monzonís.
The Port of Castellón has published a specific report with relevant information adressed to masters whose information is already available at its website (http://www.portcastello.com/en/port/captains-of-ship.html), where it can be viewed or downloaded. The report has visual information on safety measures, evacuation and interesting information to ship captains bound to the port.
The tile manufacturers and cruises will keep on profiting from taxes reduction in 2012, as agreed today by the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Castellón, which also approved bonuses for the agri-food sector. The export of finished product also maintain a 25% discount in the sea shipping taxes, for regular lines. In addition, raw materials will also have a reduction in the taxes.
The Genovese company Ignazio Messina hosted last Tuesday the celebration of the 90th anniversary of its foundation in a ceremony held in Valencia which served to present its future plans in our country, closely linked to the ports where it operates today, especially the Port of Castellón (the only port in the Valencian Community where scale its ships).
The tile manufacturers and cruises will keep on profiting from taxes reduction in 2012, as agreed today by the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Castellón, which also approved bonuses for the agri-food sector. The export of finished product also maintain a 25% discount in the sea shipping taxes, for regular lines. In addition, raw materials will also have a reduction in the taxes.
Next 15th of November at 19:30 , the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, will conduct a speech at the “Aula Isabel Ferrer”in the auditorium of Hucha building at Caja Castellón-Bancaja Foundation (Enmedio Street, Colón Street junction).
The sailing ship Windspirit operated by the company Windstar American is expected to arrive at the port area of Grao at 6.30 am carrying about 200 pasengers and crew. Following the arrival the passengers will land with their bikes to take part in a cycling route through the province of Castellón and thence heading for the Port of Valencia, where they will board and set off for Cartagena.
How to get funds for Business Innovation. A the conference on aid R&D&I Aids for companies of the port sector that has been held in the assembly hall of the Port of Castellón aiming at throwing some light on this issue. A day of training for managers, technicians and responsibles for development, innovation and research in the port sector, in order to clearly expose the present regional, national and European aids map for both SMEs and large companies.
The South Basin of the Port of Castellón will enable the creation of two berths in concession for BP Oil Company with the purpose of loading and unloading petroleum products. In this regard, the Board of Directors of the Port of Castellón agreed today to grant a concession area of ??22,000 square meters and two berths in the South Basin Contradique.
SECUR MED PLUS project “Shared strategies and actions for strengthening safety at maritime and logistics sectors in the Mediterranean ” is an European project cofunded by the MED Program, taking part in it the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseille-Provence (France), the Business and Innovation Centre of Attika (Greece), the Regional Development Centre of Koper (Slovenia), FEPORTS (Spain) and Tuscany Region, Sicily Region and the Liguria Region of Italy, the latter being the leader of project.
Nine out of ten citizens of Castellon give a positive feedback about the Port of Castellon, according to the results from an opinion poll carried out by the firm InvestMark on over 1000 people.An astonishing 89% of those having a solid opinion on the issue reckon to have either a good or a very good view on it.
On 29th of September, the Port Authority of Castellón attended the “Capitalization Conference: Transnational Cooperation in Ports and Intermodal Transport”, organized by FEPORTS in the city of Valencia and inaugurated by the Honourable Counselor of Infrastructure, Territory and Environment, Ms. Isabel Bonig Trigueros, with the dissertation on “The Port of Castellón: towards sustainability”.
The Port Authority of Castellón has added to the demand the Mediterranean Corridor with the assistance of its president, Juan José Monzonís, to the Mayors Summit held in early days of September in the capital of Castellón. Monzonís signed the document to claim that infrastructure.
The Port of Castellón has shown its support to the Mayors Summit about the Mediterranean rail Corridor, which was also confirmed to attend the Chamber of Commerce and the Confederation of Entrepreneurs. The meeting will be held on 7th of September. It will be closed by the president of the Generalitat, Alberto Fabra, and it has been invited mayors of 12 provincial capitals affected by this infrastructure. The mayor of Castellón, Alfonso Bataller, met this week with the Port Authority chairman, Juan José Monzonís, and director of the Port, Roberto Arzo.
The Port of Castellón already is more in number than 20,000 TEUs in the first seven months of the year compared to same period in 2010. Between January and July PortCastelló moved 75,000 containers compared to just over 54,000 in the same period last year. These figures represent an increase of 37.5 per cent in container traffic and predicts a very important figure in the total balance of the year.
The Port of Castellón has grown 17.3 percent in the first half of the year, according to data from the Department of Statistics of the Port Authority of Castellón. It has also been achieved in June its second best year in terms of percentage increase and volume of goods. The increase has been 16.8 percent and in all months, except March, has surpassed one million tons. So far this year, the Port of Castellón also accumulates a million tonnes more than in 2010 of a total of more thant 6,600,000.
Last July 14 was held at the Port Authority of Castellón a technical workshop on social responsibility in the framework of the SECUR MED PLUS project, attended by representatives of companies in the pot and logistics sector of the port of Castellón: Elite Cement, Infinita Renovables, Marítima del Mediterráneo, Castellón Portsur and BP Oil.
Interport Compensation Fund, an instrument of territorial cohesion to reallocate system resources of the Port Authorities through the State Pors, will allocate a total of 42.5 million euros to compensate the 28 authorities according to their needs and economy. This was agreed today on the distribution committee of the Compensation Fund, celebrated at the Port Authority of Castellón.
PortCastelló meets all the presidents of the ports of Spain in Castellon for first time. It will be on 19th of July in a day working group convened by Puertos del Estado to develop in the assembly hall of the Port Authority of Castellón for the meeting of the Committee on Distribution of Compensation Interportuaria Fund and other currently issues about ports. The meeting between the heads of the Spanish Port System will be chaired by the President of Puertos del estado, Fernando González Laxe, and will also be there other responsibles of the organism, as well as presidents and directors of the various ports.
The images in 3-dimensional snapshots are the work of Santi San Martín, television camera and amateur photographer in the world of three-dimensional image for many years.
Visitors to the port area were invited to complete the opinion poll, which consisted in a dozen simple questions, mostly closed questions that should be answered with yes or no. The content of the questions concerned the organization of the Open Day, CSR, economic development, environment and port-city relation. Port staff and hostesses sought a survey that was answered by family or group of people who visited the port. The results of the opinion poll revealed, therefore, a satisfaction rate of 96%, a percentage that has been very much appreciated from PortCastelló.
The main tile employers’ ASCER representatives, with Joaquin Piñón as president, and Carlos Cabrera as vice president and chief executive of the Port Authority of Castellón, visited the new Port of Castellón to know the details of its new range of services and infrastructure. The visitors visited first the north and then the South Dock.
This is the first photography exhibition in 3D is performed at the Grau of Castellón.
About 3.000 people attended the II Open Day of the Port of Castellón, which took place today. Families, children and adults gathered at the port facilities despite the prevailing heat. There, they were greeted with refreshments and various gifts after touring the north and south zones of the port by bus.
The Port of Castellón retrieves the dry dock and tender their holdings for a period of between 20 and 25 years. The Board of the Port Authority of Castellón approved today to tender out the operation of the shipyard, located in the south of the fishing dock.
The railway will be one of the great protagonists of the II Open Day of Port of Castellón, which will take place as part of intermodality on Saturday, 18th of June. Near the bus stop to access to the port area, between the Harbour and Mercadona of the Grao, visitors could enjoy with a miniature train circuit on a path of more than 250 square feet and four different engines. Children and parents could give rides in the railroad.
The Port of Castellón will deliver to citizens that take part in its II Open Day a publication with pictures of the port in 3D (3 dimensions), together with those corresponding glasses for proper viewing. Spectacular harbor images in 3D are the work of photographer Santi San Martín. This is the first time that the Port could be seing in 3D, a widely technology used in movies today.
“There is a new port to see”. This is indicated by the chairman of the Port Authority of Castellón, Juan José Monzonís, to justify the celebration of the II Open Day of the Port of Castellón, it will be celebrated next Saturday, 18th of June. “After the growth of the north and south and the inauguration of the east dam last month of March, there is a new port to see. We’re going to show it for all the people interested in knowing it”, says Monzonís. The port area of Grao has changed after the last open day when the port area opened to the public.
The committee is made ??up of prominent businessmen from road transport, rail, ports and shippings, as well as representatives of the major industry associations in the Valencian Community and Ports.
The commercial action of PortCastelló, after introducing its new supply of infrastructure and services in Zaragoza, will be present again from 10th to 13th of May at Transport Logistic Munich, the main european logistics meeting in German. It will offer to the visitors a complete overview of the transport chain and logistics. The fair Transport Logistic Munich also offers an extensive program of events and conferences. The fair also serves as an ideal platform to transfer knowledge and networking.
The growth of the Port of Castellón in the last decade, the entry into service of the A-23 and the opportunity that represents the rail access to the port facilities were the keys used by the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Juan José Monzonís, to certify that “Castellón is already Port of Zaragoza.” This was expressed in the presentation of the new supply of infrastructure and services of the Port of Castellón in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zaragoza.
The Port of Castellón, through PortCastelló Foundation, will display its entire logistics supply to the Aragon entrepreneurship. The Port Authority of Castellón and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zaragoza and of Castellón have organized a presentation of the new infrastructure and services supply of the Port of Castellón on the next Thursday, 5th of May.
The Port of Castellón, through PortCastelló Foundation, has awarded the drawing, writing and photography prizes framed in the campaign “What does the Port of Castellón mean to you?”, with the assistance of the City Council of Castellón, County Council, Caja Castellón-Bancaja Foundation and El Corte Ingles, which has added about 400 registered.
The Port of Castellón, through PortCastelló Foundation, hasalmost 400 registered people in its cultural contest that rewards the best drawings, writings and photographs. Under the title of ‘What does the Port of Castellón mean to you?” and with the cooperation of the City Council of Castellón, County Council, Caja Castellón-Bancaja Foundation and El Corte Ingles, lot of people and schools have given up their works in the last weeks, with awards in global will achieve about 5.000 euros.
The Port of Castellón unveiled today the South Basin brand, which includes, among other things, new logo and visual identity to convey the full potential of the most important infrastructure held in the Port of Castellón in its nearly 110 years of history, with an area of over 2 million square meters from the sea.
The Port of Castellón has enhanced its security by installing new safeguards on its docks. It has been installed in the Inner Harbour 7 new defenses cylindrical length of 2 meters by 1.2 meters in diameter, similar to the Ceramics Spring. It has been disassembled 9 damaged defenses, of which the 5 that maintained good conditions have been repositioned. Finally, the defense number 5 has been placed in the External Cross Dock. In this way, they are in perfect condition especially for the citrus campaign. The defenses favor the docking of ships in port eliminating the danger when approaching to the docks.
This new facility, located in the Port of Castellón, is the result of the investment made by the Port Authority of Castellón to the citizenship of Castellón.
The Port of Castellón opens next Thursday, 3th of March of 2011, the extension of the Dam East and the dredging of the entrance channel of the Port of Castellón, a work that completes the trilogy of infrastructure investments executed in the next decade Centennial Dock and South Dock and it has involved creating the new port. This work, with a total investment of more than 40 million euros, reinforces the safety of the Port of Castellón against possible storms.
The Port of Castellón, through PortCastelló Foundation promotes a cultural campaign “What does the Port of Castellón mean to you?”. It includes a drawing and writing contest for children and a photo contest for the general public. With the cooperation of the County Council of Castellón, County Council, Caja Castellón-Bancaja Foundation and El Corte Ingles, PortCastelló today has introduced the basis, with awards of about 5.000 euros. It is possible to get more information on the web www.portcastello.com.
The Port Authority of Castellón delivered yesterday cryptographic cards to the Port Community companies in order to access to the Market Information System (MIS), becoming the first port of Spain that implements a tool with these characteristics.
The Port of Castellón has grown by 12,4 percent in the last year from just over 11 million tonnes in 2009 to a total of 12.446.926 tons in 2010. Also, the containers have set a record.
PortCastelló has begun the implementation and delivery of cryptographic cards that will allow, to different agents of the Port Community, exclusive access to Market Information System (SIM), submitted on 26th of November by the Port Authority and framed in action Strategic Plan 2009-2011.
The Port of Castellón offers investors more than 4 million square meters in its logistics platlform, which means that the port area is the more attractive and with more business opportunities in the Western Mediterranean. This will be said to entrepreneurs in the presentation of the infrastructures and services in the Madrid Chamber of Commerce tomorrow Tuesday, November 30, at 13 pm.
“Madrid has another port because the port of Castellón is now port of Madrid”, said the Port Authority of Castellón in the presentation of the new infrastructure and services of PortCastelló, in the Chamber of Commerce in Madrid. An event organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Castellón met more than one hundred businessmen.
The President of Puertos del Estado, Fernando González Laxe, said in his first visit to the Port of Castellón that there is “agreement” with PortCastelló about the south rail access. He explained that “the railroad is the oxygen of a port” and “it is nothing if it is not integrated in a corridor”, betting on the Mediterranean Corridor.
The III Castellón Logistic Day , driven by the Port Authority of Castellón and PortCastelló Foundation, was a success. It was organized by “Periódico del Azulejo” and Itene, it attracted hundreds of logistic operators and business in general on 23th of November at the Opal Room of the Grand Casino de Castellón Puerto Azahar.
The Port of Castellón presented this week to the Port Community the new Internal Emergency Plan. This document has been updated to reflect the new port facilities, as the South Basin, the result of the recent enlargement.
Last years PortCastelló has invested heavily in infrastructure and it has continued its expansion, culminating with the latest generation of port, situated in the South Basin, which has gained from the sea more than 2 million square metres.
A cruise belonging to the Windstar Cruises company has docked at the Port of Castellón during the sunny morning of Sunday 14 November. The ship, of 134 meters of length and with a passage of about 150 people, all bike lovers and the vast majority American, moved in tandem from Castelón to Valencia, where they again embark at the port of Valencia.
The Port of Castellón has closed a first round of meetings to hear the voice of the members of the port community through its various committees and sub-committees of Quality, as set out its Business Plan. The general manager of PortCastelló, Roberto Arzo, pleased with the progress of various working meetings, said it will be carried out the analysis of all the suggestions and issues raised.
The Port of Castellón has a new Board of Directors since today. As prescribed in the new Ports Law, the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Castellón, traditionally formed by a maximum of 25 members will have, from now on, a total of 15 members plus the PortCastelló manager and the secretary, both with voice but without vote.