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

3 April 2024

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03/04/2024. 52,000 tonnes of clay from Ukraine were unloaded early today at the PortSur bulk terminal of the port of Castellón, destined for the company Vesco Clays Spain, engaged in mining, production of clay mixtures and supply of ceramic raw materials.

The Super Bergkamp, 190 metres long and 32 metres wide, originating from the Ukrainian port of Pivdenne and consigned by the company Gimeno Logística Portuaria, therefore becomes the first ship to dock in Castellón with this material since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, more than two years ago.

The president of the Port Authority, Rubén Ibáñez, underlined that “although during all this time the port has not stopped working” the arrival of the first shipment of clay from this country, the main supplier of this raw material for the tile sector, “is a cause for satisfaction, as it points to the recovery of the port’s traffic and represents a before and after for the future of the ceramics industry”.

“PortCastelló is at the service of the productive sectors of the province and is prepared to accommodate large ships such as this one. In fact, the arrival of future clay transport ships is planned so that the port of Castellón and terminals such as this one will once again be one of the main logistics platforms for importing raw materials for ceramics,” said Ibáñez.

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