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PortCastelló welcomes “Seven Seas Splendor” putting Castellón on the luxury cruise ship map

Rubén Ibáñez: “A new era has begun, where Castellón will focus the attention of luxury cruises on passengers who want to enjoy unique experiences”

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PortCastelló backs ten innovative applications in the Ports 4.0 call for commercial projects

Castellón Port confirms its commitment towards excellence for a more sustainable and innovative maritime future.

The projects are related to water quality and waste, digitalisation and automation of port processes and operations and carbon footprint calculation

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PortCastelló finalises a new cruise with 850 passengers with a stopover in Peñíscola in October

The Amera ship belonging to the Phoenix Reisen shipping company returns to the province with a cruise that includes excursions to Castellón, Peñíscola, Benicàssim, Morella, Cabanes and Traiguera

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Castellón port welcomes 106,000 visitors thanks to a record-breaking edition of “Escala a Castelló”

The head of Security of the Port Authority, Luís Oria, highlighted the good coordination between all the security and health services in a “safe event in which there have been no significant incidents”

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PortCastelló closes the first quarter of the year with a 45% increase in freight traffic

March was the best month for solid bulk traffic in the last eight months

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First zero-emissions mooring service for a tanker

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Ibáñez: “Escala a Castelló put Castellón and our port on the national tourist map”

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PortCastelló receives the first ship with clay from Ukraine since war broke out

• The Super Bergkamp ship carries a cargo of 52,000 tonnes of clay destined for the ceramics industry

• Rubén Ibáñez: “We are working to make the port of Castellón one of the main logistics platforms for the import of raw materials for the tile sector”

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PortCastelló starts preparations to receive the first cruise ship of the year

• Rubén Ibáñez: “It is an opportunity for the future of our port and tourism in Castellón to have managed to ensure that the programme of activities includes a total of twenty excursions to different towns in the province”

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“Grau de Circ” will perform from 29 to 31 March in the Port of Castellón

The fifth edition of the Grau de Circ Festival will once again turn the Panderola and Sète squares in the maritime district into two circus rings.

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PortCastelló will contribute 7,000 m3 of sand to Almassora beach this summer

The mayoress of Almassora, María Tormo, has met with the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Rubén Ibáñez; the director general of Costas de la Comunitat Valenciana, Vicente Martínez Mus; and the head of the Provincial Coastal Service in Castellón, Leonardo Monzonis.

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PortCastelló moves forward in its digitalisation strategy with the “launch” of three new digital transformation projects

• The digitalisation of the port of Castellón will allow the adoption of innovative models, oriented towards user service, in order to increase their efficiency
• The President of the Port Authority underlines the “commitment and the need to maximise digital qualities, both technological and human, to identify, evaluate and prioritise the port’s activity”

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Comisión puerto-ciudad

PortCastelló and the City Council form a port-city commision to bring the port closer to the citizens

It forms a channel of permanent bimonthly communication that will enable both entities to lead and channel common initiatives

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PortCastelló attracts offshore wind industry operators at WindEurope

The surface area available in the Port of Castellon and its strategic location make it the solution of choice for businesses in Mediterranean countries such as Italy and France

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PortCastelló hosts meeting to coordinate safety and security arrangements fot 7th Escala a Castelló

• Participants included local, national and regional law enforcement agencies, the Fire Brigade, the Red Cross, the Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Society and Civil Defence

• The event is to be held in the Port of Castellon from 5-8 April

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PortCastelló is at WindEurope to position itself as the seaport of choice for the wind industry

o Rubén Ibáñez: “The purpose is to attract companies to build components for producing wind turbine parts”

o PortCastelló is seeking to become a hub for floating offshore wind power which will enable it to diversify its throughput and make the port more sustainable

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PortCastelló invests over €514,000 in wheel washers to prevent particles spreading into sorrounding areas

• The wheel washers are at the port’s North and South Docks

• The scheme has been implemented with European funds and is one of the 18 environmental protection measures the Port Authority has rolled out

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PortCastelló grows goods throughout by 6.6%

o The Port of Castellon mainly imports from and exports to the United States, Brazil, Angola, Malta and Bulgaria.

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PortCastelló moves forward in drawing up strategic plan to set the port’s roadmap for the next five years

• The Port Authority has put the project out to tender for €160,000
• Ibáñez: “We have lots of growth projects and infrastructures underway which are going to take shape over this period and need to be reflected in the plan”

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PortCastelló awards Centenary Fountain renovation to COMSA for €273,535

• Ibáñez: “We can only enhance port-city integration through an attractive appearance consistent with our surroundings and up to the standard the people of Castellon deserve”

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Work on upgrading PortCastelló’s outer transversal quay proceeds apace

The project has a €7.3 million budget and a 12-month completion period

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PortCastelló’s regular container line with the Canary Islands

The service is delivered by Maghreb Container International SL (MCI)

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PortCastelló allocates 66% of its rebates to the ceramic tile industry

Ibáñez: “the Port of Castellon is a port working for the ceramic tile industry, it is the industry’s natural port and if we pride ourselves on that ceramic tile DNA, our port has to be the sector’s logical operator”

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PortCastelló builds on its commitment to digital transformation with eight new smart meters

The meters fitted at various points around the port will help to make the port area’s electricity usage more efficient

Ibáñez: “Deploying these meters is a major step in upgrading our infrastructures and a significant breakthrough in resource management”

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PortCastelló and Regional Ministry of Agriculture team up to make Castellon’s production sectors more viable

Ibáñez: “We say loud and clear that Castellon’s products are a priority for the Regional Ministry and for the port, and in this respect the two authorities will stand together”

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Board of Directors agrees decision to review rebates for production sectors in next Business Plan

• The governing body’s meeting begins with a minute’s silence for the victims of yesterday’s fire in Valencia
• The Board approves the amendment of Terminal Marítima del Grao S.L., (TMG) concession activities at the Ceramic Quay to include general cargo

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PortCastelló invests €194,229 in upgrading the port area’s accessibility

The project includes access ramps to the children’s play area on the Costa Quay plus parking spaces for people with reduced mobility

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South dock fitted with dust-trapping screems to prevent particles from blowing into surrounding areas

PortCastelló invests over €1.2 million in installing these screens at both docks and on the Outer Transversal Quay

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PortCastelló completes its internal rail network

The Port Authority finishes work on the marshalling yard at the South Dock. The contract was awarded to the Red Ferroviaria Dársena Sur consortium for €5,644,383.09.

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Faro Awards jury chooses winners of the 9th awards

The Board of Directors will this week endorse the names of the winning entries in the nine categories

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Ibáñez: “All rebates for the province’s strategic sectors should be reviewed to bring them into line with the current situation”

• The Chairman of the Port Authority reiterated the Port of Castellon’s support and understanding for farmers’ organisations at a fresh meeting with Unió and AVA – ASAJA
• Review of the rebates is already on the agenda of the first PortCastelló Board of Directors meeting of the year

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Rubén Ibáñez confirms his support for farmers in their protests at the access gates to the port

 The Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon meets farming leaders

 Ibáñez states: “We are open to dialogue” and will be suggesting a review of the current rebates to the Board of Directors

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Valencian Government steps up its commitment to a technology hub in the former cinemas on PortCastelló’s Costa quay

The Chairman of the Port Authority and the Regional Minister for Innovation sign a memorandum of understanding which “will put the city of Castellon on the innovation and technology map”

The initiative has been allocated €100,000 in the Valencian Government’s budget for drafting the project

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PortCastelló enhances port and city links with a concert by Juan Pablo Manzanero in Moll de Costa hall

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Over twenty companies submit entries for the 2024 Faro Awards

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PortCastelló to become floating offshore wind power hub in the Mediterranean

The land it has available and its diversification strategy are crucial to developing new infrastructure and attracting new traffic

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Port Authority to upgrade outdoor lighting at south dock and in recreational area

PortCastelló invites bids for the contract which has an initial tender budget of €715,013.71

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PortCastelló to partner Introducing Castellón Business Product Club to build on the port’s cruise tourism appeal

Rubén Ibáñez: “We are going to continue to strive to put Castellon on the cruise map and further establish our port as a call of excellence for cruise lines”

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Chairman of the Port Authority underscores PortCastelló’s commitment to goods diversification

Rubén Ibáñez: “This is exactly the right time for us to raise the bar and our immediate goal is to bring in new goods traffic”

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Meeting between the Port Authority chairman and AVA-ASAVA representatives

Rubén Ibáñez: “We will continue to work closely with local producers to address new challenges”

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The Director of the Port of Castellon, Manuel García, is committed to the opportunities to be generated by the new expansion area at the South Dock and road and rail connectivity infrastructures

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Goods throughput down by 27% in PortCastelló due to shrinking international trade and armed conflicts

 Rubén Ibáñez points out that the last quarter saw a steady rise in solid and liquid bulk
 Rubén Ibáñez is confident that the new expansion area in the South Dock and increases in connectivity infrastructure will be the catalyst to attract more throughput and shipping companies to the Port of Castellon

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PortCastelló brings together Castellón Cruise Club at Fitur to promote cruise tourism

The goal is to attract more cruise calls to the Port of Castellon and share the province’s destination options with shipping companies

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7.000 cruise passengers to visit Castellón and its province over the next two years

PortCastelló confirms two cruise ship calls at Fitur, bringing the total number for the next two years to ten

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PortCastelló backs CSR projects

Port Authority of Castellon announces new public call for non-profit organisations to support cultural and/or sports projects

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The Port Authority reduces its carbon footprint by 12%

Recognising the organisation’s efforts to fight climate change

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Two companies bid to build the Enclosing Breakwater at PortCastelló’s South Dock

The initiative has a €5.3 million budget . This is the first step in shaping the Port of Castellon’s new expansion area

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PortCastelló signs up to manifesto to sustain Castellón’s economy

The PortCastelló Chairman, Rubén Ibáñez, attends the event held at the CEOE’s headquarters in Madrid. “The port is a key sector in the growth of Castellon’s economy”

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Chairman of the Port Authority of Castellon sets out his commitment to the citrus fruit sector

He calls a meeting to brief industry leaders on the rebate policy approved by the organisation

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PortCastelló Foundation increases its number of patrons and partners by 75%

The organisation has rolled out 54 initiatives with the participation of 4,500 attendees

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PortCastelló announces 9th Faro Awards

The initiative aims to reinforce the sense of belonging to the Port Community, contribute to public recognition of innovative initiatives in different areas and recognise the merits of the work carried out.

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PortCastelló, MSC and Noatum discuss conditions for the shipping company’s potential return to Castellon

This meeting culminates a number of contacts held by the Port Authority of Castellon to ease the return of container lines to its port

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PortCastelló takes part in a project for controlling noise and atmospheric pollution in the port area

The Port Authority is involved as a facilitator in the Crystal-Lung project which is to be run over three years and has a budget of €886,648.13

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PortCastelló welcomes the Shipper

It is the first ship of the new scheduled Mediterranean-Black Sea Ro-Ro Service line

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