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, Francisco Toledo, today informed the Board of Directors about the the measures being taken to convert the Port of Castellón into a major port for the export and import of citric fruits,
as well as meetings that have been held with the Union to put into effect measures to protect this sector, such as to establish Castellón as the entrance port for citric fruits from South Africa arriving in Europe given
Castellón’s proximity to the market for citric fruits in the European Community.
Toledo presented to the Board his opinion that the port of Castellón is “perfectly equipped to channel the imports of citric fruits to third countries and give these products the necessary phytosanitary inspections to avoid risks.” He highlighted the experience that PortCastelló has in the export of oranges to the USA, a market that is particularly demanding in terms of inspections and in addition that 80% of all citric imports to the USA go through Castellón, more than any other port in Spain.
Francisco Toledo informed the the Board about the latest figures for goods traffic through the port since the beginning of the year as well as the the efforts to market the port, with the cooperation of the port community. Among the actions taken are the presentation of PortCastelló to the business community in Madrid, as well as the participation in trade fairs related to the ceramics industry (Cevisama, Tecnargilla and Cersaie;) logistics (Breakbulk Europe); agriculture and food (Congreso Agrifood y Fruit Attraction) y tourism (Fitur y Seatrade Cruise Med). The port of Castellón also participated in the World Conference of Port and Cities in Rotterdam. Information was also provided about the recent visit by two cruise ship to the Port of Castellón and the policy to increase the number of visits by such ships over the next few years. Francisco Toledo also evaluated the success of the recent ‘open day’ held last weekend during which 3000 people visited the port and were able to take guided tours by land and sea.
The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Castellón in the meeting held on the 27th October 2016 has made the following decisions:
With this appointment Francisco Toledo wishes to recognise “the fundamental importance to PortCastelló of port companies.” It should be remembered that the Vice-president of the Board of Directors receives no salary and that among his responsibilities is to “substitute the president in cases where the president is absent, ill or the position is vacant, being able to exercise those functions delegated to him by the President or the Board of Directors” as is established by the Law of State Ports and Merchant Marine.