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At BreakBulk Europe PortCastelló 2018 presents growth in solid bulks

PortCastelló en Breakbulk Europe 2018

 

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, through the PortCastelló Foundation , is participating in

Breakbulk Europe 2018, the fair that specialises in “project cargo” and the handling of solid bulks and which serves as a meeting place for professionals in this industry.

More than 7000 professionals in this sector are participating in the is event which is being held today until the 31st May in the German city of Bremen and which is the most important fair in the sector of bulk cargo.

PortCastelló is participating under the commercial auspices of State Ports in the “Ports of Spain” stand with the aim of demonstrating its potential for logistics and its growth which as placed it in the top ten of Spanish Ports.

PortCastelló is able to present many record breaking achievements, total tonnage in 2017 reached nearly 18 million tons, 32% more than in 2008 when the crisis began. The port of Castellón also reached a new record in solid bulks with nearly 6.5 million tons last year, which is 62% more then in 2008. The port currently occupies the fifth place in the Spanish ports system for solid bulks traffic, while showing growth in general goods as well. Specifically, a 16.62% growth in 2017 compared to the previous year.

At the same time, at the fair PortCastelló will publicise its potential for handling special cargo and the specialised equipment it has available. In fact, the Danish multi national LM Windpower chose the Port of Castellón to export its wind farm rotor blades measuring 73.5 metres to the North Sea, which are manufactured at its factory in Les Coves de Vinromá. These are the biggest blades manufactured in Europe and require very special facilities.

The port of Castellón also saw the the operations to unload a distillation tower weighing 693 tons, with a height of 61 metres and a diameter 14.5 metres. The structure was shipped from Shanghai and is being installed in the BP refinery Castellón.

PortCastelló has organized a full agenda at this fair in order to establish commercial contacts and open new business opportunities and economic activities related to logistic and transport. The president of the Port Authority, Francisco Toledo, said that the Port of Castellón is now an essential logistics node in the Mediterranian and emphasised that,”we are a highly competitive port for the transport of special cargo…….the industry of project cargo generates opportunities for business.”

 

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