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20December

PortCastelló improves the safety with information for masters on its website

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.

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13December

PortCastelló keeps the taxes reduction in the tile manufacturers and cruises sector in 2012

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.

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02December

The Port of Castellón, special guest at the 90th birthday of Messina line

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).

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17November

PortCastelló keeps the taxes reduction in the tile manufacturers and cruises sector in 2012

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.

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14November

Conference by PortCastelló President at the “Aula Isabel Ferrer” of Castellón

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).

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03November

The Windstar cruise will put in at PortCastelló on Sunday with 200 bike lovers

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.

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28October

PortCastelló facilates the access of the port sector to aid for R&D&I

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.

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24October

The South Dock makes the creation of moorings to BP Oil possible that will replace the platform in offshore

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.

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21October

PortCastelló has been pioneer in obtaining the logo credited as socially responsible

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.

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21October

Nine out of ten citizens give a positive feedback about PortCastelló

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.

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06October

“The Port of Castellón: towards sustainability”

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”.

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12September

PortCastelló is added to the Mediterranean corridor summit

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.

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06September

PortCastelló supports to the Mediterranean Corridor Summit

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.

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06September

PortCastelló is more in number than 20,000 TEUs in July 2011

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.

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22July

PortCastelló grows 17.3% in the first half of the year and in June achieved its second best figure 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.

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21July

FEPORTS and the Port Authority of Castellón coordinate a workshop about Social Responsibility with companies of the port and logistics sector of the port of Castellón

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.

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21July

State Ports will distribute over 42 million between the 28 port authorities

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.

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14July

PortCastelló gets the presidents of the ports of Spain together at Castellon

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.

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05July

Over 2.000 people visit the 3D photo exhibition of PortCastelló

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.

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04July

96% of citizens satisfied with PortCastelló

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.

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24June

ASCER visits 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.

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22June

PortCastelló offers a 3D photo exhibition

This is the first photography exhibition in 3D is performed at the Grau of Castellón.

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21June

Castellón looks to the sea and throw into its port

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.

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21June

PortCastelló invites tenders for the dry dock installation

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.

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17June

The railroad, the protagonist in PortCastelló

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.

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15June

PortCastelló will issue a publication with 3D images in its II Open Day

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.

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10June

PortCastelló lives its II Open Day

“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.

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16May

The Port Authority of Castellón attends to the establishment of the Logistics and Transport Commission in CIERVAL

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.

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09May

PortCastelló focus its commercial activity in Munich, Athens and Barcelona in the coming months

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.

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06May

Castellón “is already Port of Zaragoza” and “conquers” the aragonese logistics sector

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.

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03May

PortCastelló displays its logistic potential in Zaragoza on 5th of May

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.

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18April

PortCastelló fails its 11 Drawing, Writing and Photography Awards 2011

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.

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13April

PortCastelló has 400 people enrolled in its cultural contests

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.

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12April

PortCastelló presents the South Basin brand to advance in their commercialization

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.

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08April

PortCastelló enhances their security defenses with new quays

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.

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31March

The PortCastelló fire station will serve businesses and neighbors from Grao

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.

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02March

The Dam East closes the trilogy of PortCastelló great works in the past decade

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.

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18February

PortCastelló promotes writing and photography competitions to capture the port

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.

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31January

PortCastelló provides companies access to its Market Information System

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.

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25January

PortCastelló grows 12.4% in 2010 and containers marked a new record

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.

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