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The port inaugurates a new regular container line with Algeria

23-05-2016

The line, consigned by Marmedsa, will help to consolidate North Africa as one of the principal destinations for ceramic products from Castellón.

 

The Transbulk Shipping Company and  Marmedsa Noatum Maritime have brought a new line into service between Castellón and Algeria exclusively for containers. The line will operate every eight days and will compliment the service that Trans Med already offers to North Africa.

The President of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, stated that the regular operation of this route “offers added value and strengthens the connections between the Port of Castellón and ports in Algeria and North Africa.” At the same time he highlighted the commitment of Trans Med to the business community of the province.

It should be remembered that in January of this year a meeting was held at the Port of Castellón  to analyse commercial relations between Algeria and Castellón.

Present at this meeting were the Director General of the Merchant Marine and Ports from the Algerian Ministry of Transport, Iben-El Boushaki Mohamed; the president of the port of  Bejaia, Djelloul Achour; the managing director of Marmedsa Noatum, José María Salt and the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo.Toledo went on to say that in this way, PortCastelló “continues to take commercial action to consolidate and and extend the exports of one of the most important industries of the province.

The vessel which will cover the new service is the ‘New Leo’. It makes a first stop in Barcelona, carries 20 and 40 feet containers and has a length of 102 metres. In order to celebrate the first visit by this vessel to the port of Castellón the  president of the Port Authority presented the captain of the ship with  commemorative metope.

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