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Consejo de Administración

PortCastelló’s board of directors endorses 2024 business plan

The plan envisages €378 million in investment over the next few years

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Rubén Ibáñez

Christmas at the port

The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon, Rubén Ibáñez, unveils an extensive programme of free activities for all audiences

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Cátedra Smart Ports

Smart Ports Chair looks into how technology and artificial intelligence is set to transform the port system

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Desbroce tramo II accesos ferroviarios

Construction of the second section of the south railway access to PortCastelló begins

The building work involves €51.6 million in investment and has a completion period of 28 months

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PortCastelló moves forward with new border control post project

Rubén Ibáñez: the goal is “to make the port’s inspection services more flexible and efficient”

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PortCastelló triggers its emergency plan in a drill

Rubén Ibáñez underscores the significance of these exercises “to test our ability to respond to an emergency”

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Acto Corredor Mediterráneo

PortCastelló joins calls for the Mediterranean Corridor

The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon takes part in an event hosted by AVE to press for progress on this infrastructure

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PortCastelló hosts 2nd Innovation Forum

Port Authority of Castellon’s Director underscores ports’ mission in unlocking innovation as a lever for their transformation

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Jornadas Digitalización

Rubén Ibáñez highlights PortCastello’s projects to “Champion digital transformation in the port system”

The Port Authority of Castellon has hosted the 1st Digital Transformation Conference for its Port Community to share the progress made in this area by the organisation

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INECO to supervise construction project for Castellón’s intermodal station

The Port Authority has commissioned the work at a cost of €98,789 prior to putting the project out to tender

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Work on upgrading the Outer Transversal Quay begins

They have been awarded to the Acciona Construcción and Becsa consortium for an amount of €7,301,055 excluding VAT and have a completion period of 12 months.

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Rubén Ibáñez highlights the Valencian Government’s firm commitment to promoting a technology hub in PortCastelló

The Government’s budget for 2024 has earmarked an investment of €100,000

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PortCastelló takes delivery of its North Dock fire protection system

Carrying out the work was not trouble-free since it was undertaken while trying to minimise disruption to port operations.

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PortCastelló moves forward in the development of a geographic information system (GIS)

The tender budget for the project is €432,000 and is part of the Port of Castellon’s digital transformation process

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Manuel José García takes up post as PortCastello’s director

He joins the PortCastelló team at a key moment for the organisation to lead sales and marketing, grow maritime traffic and enhance the concessions area to make the port more competitive.

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Board of Directors approves appointment of Manuel José García as PortCastelló Director

The Board has approved Maritina Vidal stepping down as Director to take up the position of Deputy Director

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Rubén Ibáñez takes oath of office at a packed official ceremony

Hard work, management leadership, a sense of belonging; this is what I have packed in my suitcase for this voyage, and I hope you will join me.

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Fire put out at company on port’s South Dock

No one was injured in the blaze and it has not adversely affected the general public.

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Embarcación Castalia Consulmar

First zero-emission multipurpose vessel is based in PortCastelló

The unveiling took place at the 1st Economy and Sustainability Conference on Decarbonisation of Ports and the Logistics Industry hosted by the PortCastelló Foundation.

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Rubén Ibáñez says PortCastelló should head a campaign calling for changes to the ETS

The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon thinks the EU’s proposed regulation on emission allowances for ships will make European ports less competitive

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ATC conference to set out benefits of exporting through PortCastelló

Port Authority of Castellon to play host to Castellon ceramic-tile industry professionals to showcase the alliance between PortCastelló and the ceramic-tile cluster

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Port Authority of Castellón tops Port System Transparency table

The Port Authority of Castellon tops the table with an impressive 72%, suggesting a high degree of openness and accountability in its management.

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ADIF fast-tracks building the new south rail access to PortCastelló

Rubén Ibáñez: “These accesses connect us, put us on the map and make us more competitive”

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Rubén Ibáñez visits Cersaie to support the ceramic-tile industry

The Port Authority of Castellon’s Chairman meets with representatives and ceramic-tile businesses to offer them his support and asks them to commit to the Port of Castellon

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Pradas highlights the Port of Castellon’s value as a strategic hub for bringing in new investors

The Minister underlines the Regional Government’s commitment to growing foreign trade and making the Port the natural outlet for large goods in the ceramic-tile industry

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The new valuation for PortCastelló brings savings of €750,000 for its concessionaires

The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon, Rubén Ibáñez, stated that the new valuation will help to attract new investment to the Port of Castellon

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Reunión Ignis con PortCastelló

Rubén Ibáñez welcomes energy firm Ignis which is to invest €1.2 billion in the port

Executives from the energy firm Ignis have today called in to see the Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon, Rubén Ibáñez, to tell him about their plan to build a new green hydrogen and ammonia production and storage plant in the port facility.

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PortCastelló offers a 40% rebate for ceramic tile exports

The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon meets with the industry’s employers’ association ASCER

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Reunión presidenta Diputación con presidente PortCastelló

Marta Barrachina: “The Provincial Council supports the creation of strategic partnerships with the Port of Castellon because it is a key infrastructure for the province”

The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon meets with the industry’s employers’ association ASCER

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PortCastelló at UIMP Santander Port Week

Rubén Ibáñez noted that ports face major challenges “including the uptake and use of new technologies as well as building innovation into our organisational culture as a strategic priority.”

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Crucero en PortCastelló

PortCastelló welcomes the World Navigator cruise ship

The ship arrived this morning with cyclists on the EuroVelo 8 rou

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Castellon City Council and PortCastelló join forces to strengthen port-city integration

The Mayor of Castellon, Begoña Carrasco, has held a meeting with the new Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon, Rubén Ibáñez, within the framework of the institutional visits programmed by the City Council since June to improve the city’s social and economic fabric.

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Official State Gazette publishes appoinmten of Rubén Ibáñez as chairman of the Port Authority of Castellón

The Valencian Government approved his appointment on 10 August

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PortCastelló takes delivery of new marine pollution containment and control equipment

More linear metres of booms to cover a larger spill containment area

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Successful completion of the first project backed by PortCastelló in the IDEAS programme under the State-owned Ports Body’s Ports 4.0 capital fund initiative

The innovative COBS project is a system that instantly alerts about a container going overboard and has a buoyancy system that prevents the container from sinking

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PortCastelló reinforces its commitment to transparency and ethics by launching an internal whistleblowing channel

The staff of the Port Authority of Castellon and third parties associated with the organisation can now report irregularities anonymously to prevent any breaches and infringements

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Rueda de Prensa

PortCastelló with the Med Beach Tour 2023

50% of the participants in the Med Beach Tour 2023 come from different parts of Spain and the challenge of the event’s organisers, Mediterranean Beach Volley Club, is to bring a world-class international event to the city.

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Patronato de la Fundación PortCastelló

PortCastelló foundation member and partner numbers increase by 37%

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees approves the 2022 Financial Statements, which recorded total revenue of €313,500

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PortCastelló publishes its 2022 annual report and sustainability report

The reports compile the main economic, environmental and social facts and figures about the Port of Castellon

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PortCastelló approves its financial statements and tackles the consolidation of projects such as Octopus

Operating revenue amounted to €30.79 million and pre-tax profits for the year were €11.46 million

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Vista aérea puerto de Castellón

The official state gazette publishes the new land valuation for PortCastelló

This will mean annual savings of around €700,000, will help to attract new investment and will make the Port of Castellon more competitive

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Porron X, Nautic Café del mar and Guiara winners in the 26th Costa Azahar race

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PortCastelló showcases its logistics potential at Breakbulk Europe

The Port of Castellon presents its project cargo services at the Rotterdam fair

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Maritina Vidal appointed to replace José María Gómez as the new director of PortCastelló

The Board of Directors approves the inclusion of four new goods charge rebates

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The navy chooses the port of Castellon for a maritime security drill

Operation MARSEC-23 consisted of the placement of two explosive devices

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PortCastelló tests its response to a possible oil spill in the south dock

PortCastelló organises a drill to test its marine pollution response and deploy its new containment boom

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Exposición en el Moruno

MORUNO espai cultural hosts an exhibition in partnership with the Vilafames Contemporary Art Museum

Enrique Vidal: “Our partnership with the MACVAC underscores the fact that the Port of Castellon is the port of the entire province”

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PortCastelló participates in Transport Logistic in Múnich

The Port of Castellon is taking part in this fair, building on its position as the ninth ranked Spanish port

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Javi Bora, headlining at Al Port Electrónic

The PortCastelló fishing net building to host a huge free electronic concert with nine DJs, this Saturday from 17:00 to 02:30

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Adif earmarks a new investment of €75.3 million for the new south rail access to PortCastelló

The works for Section II (3.6 km), which includes two viaducts, two underpasses and two overpasses, has been put out to tender

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The Port Authority of Castellón launches its transparency portal

PortCastelló is Spain’s most transparent port authority

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Certificado PERS

PortCastelló renews the highest European accreditation for port environmental management

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Enrique Vidal takes office with the Strategic Framework as his roadmap

The event was attended by the President of the Valencian Regional Government, Ximo Puig; the Chairman of the State-owned Ports Body, Álvaro Rodríguez, and the Mayor of Castellon, as well as former port chairpersons, port community members and other representatives of Castellon society.

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Enrique Vidal

BOE publishes appontiment of Enrique Vidal Pérez as Port Authority of Castellón president

Mr Vidal has a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Barcelona and a Master’s degree in Development Aid from Jaume I University, where he has also worked as an associate lecturer. He has additionally been a lecturer at the “Ortega y Gasset” Summer School at Menéndez Pelayo International University in Santander.

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Mitma begins work on the new south rail access to the Port of Castellon to boost intermodal freight traffic

With an investment of over €100 million, is a 4.7 km long branch line, which starts 100 m from the Mediterranean Corridor and ends at the connection with the future Intermodal Station

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The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon, Rafa Simó, underscored the port’s excellent numbers, its increased visibility and better public accessibility

“The Port of Castellon’s rail connectivity has progressed from autoCAD to reality”
A total of €250 million invested in railway projects in PortCastelló is “the largest amount ever in the history of the province of Castellon”

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PortCastelló closed 2022 with thw highest profit, the greatest investment and the lowest level of borrowing in the last ten years

Turnover in 2022 exceeded €29 million, up 1.6% over the previous year

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PortCastelló complies with air quality standards in 2022

The 2022 results comply with both current legislation and the more restrictive voluntary agreement signed with the Valencian Regional Government.
The Port Authority has installed a new particle collector, bringing the total number of collectors to six in the facility

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Fuente Centenario

PortCastelló to renovate the centenary fountain

The work consists of repairing, commissioning and installing a new fountain design to ensure the effect of the falling water does not disturb local residents

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Moruno Espai Cultural

Moruno Espai Cultural, a meeting place for art

The Port Authority of Castellon presents its new exhibition venue and cultural programme

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Goods traffic falls by 20.4% in february at PortCastelló

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The nine category winners of the 8th PortCastelló Faro Awards announced

The Board of Directors unanimously approves the proposals of the jury members

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Cevisama 2023

The Port of Castellon returns to Cevisama to support its strategic alliance with the ceramic industry

Ceramic industry throughput at the Port of Castellon accounted for 37% of total goods traffic

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The IDAE grants the Port Authority of Castellon over €500,000 euros in funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of its lighting system

The project comes under the funding for Low Carbon Economy projects, promoted by
the Spanish Government, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund
(ERDF) and managed by the IDAE, within the framework of Spain's 2014-2020 multi-
regional Operational Programme, aimed at achieving a cleaner, more sustainable
economy and financed as part of the Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PortCastelló continues its digital transformation with the installation of smart meters

This initiative is backed by the European Union through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan

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Visitas PortCastelló

PortCastelló launches free guided tours around the port for the general public

The visits are scheduled to take place on the last Sunday of every month from February onwards

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CaixaBank grants the Port Authority of Castellon a €2 million sustainable reverse factoring facility

This financial service will enable Port Authority of Castellon suppliers to make their sustainability initiatives more profitable

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PortCastelló suffers from international instability in goods traffic

Throughput fell by 32.9% in the first month of the year in comparison with the same period in 2022

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The Parrots and Perfecto Miserable open the “Al Port” concerts

The Madrid band will be performing a track recorded with C Tangana

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Portcastelló provides Castellón city council with the venue for maritime museum in navy command headquartes

The Port Authority has also signed an agreement with the Ministry of Defence for the handover of the building

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Cátedra Smart Ports

The UJI and the Port Authority of Castellon spearhead the digital transformation of port facilities through the Smart Ports Chair

The Rector of Jaume I University (UJI), Eva Alcón, and the Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon, Rafa Simó, have signed an agreement to create the Smart Ports Chair to spearhead the use of technology to improve and upgrade shipping and public transport in port facilities

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Convenio accesos puerto

Adif, Ports of Spain and the Port Authority of Castellon promote the construction of the new southern rail access

This strategic project will boost intermodal traffic by making rail freight more efficient and competitive, reducing access and transit times, and directly connecting the port to the Mediterranean Corridor

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Puig highlightes the importance of the Port of Castellon

Rafa Simó, detailed the different tenders required to build the southern rail access to the Port of Castellon and its connection to the Mediterranean Corridor, an infrastructure which, according to Simó, “represents the most substantial project in the history of the province of Castellon”.

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PortCastelló reaches a throughput of almost 21 million tonnes in 2022

2022 goes down as the third best year on record at the Port of Castellon

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Movimiento tierras dársena sur

Adif tenders an €83 million contract to build the first section of the rail access

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