The Port of Castellón owns 40 percent of tile export by sea after growing 30 percent last year. 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.
In 2013 the tile sector will continue to benefit from a taxes reduction, as the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Castellón agreed last December, which also approved container, cruise and food industry bonuses. The ceramic product export remains a bonus of 20 percent in the good taxe and 25 percent to the vessel tax in the current year to regular lines, in order to enhance the competitiveness of the sector.