The Port of Valencia, the second busiest port in the Mediterranean and sixth in Europe, as of 2015, handles approximately 4.7 million TEU a year.
The Ports works as an hub for the entire Western Mediterranean. It distributes goods over a radius of 2,000 km, both in southern EU countries and in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya).
The Port Authority
The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), is the public body responsible for managing three state-owned ports that stretch for about 80 km of the Mediterranean coast in Eastern Spain: Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía.
PAV’s area of influence has a radius of 350 km – an area that generates 51% of Spain’s GDP. It is located in the heart of the Valencia Region, and has excellent road and rail connections to the centre of Spain.
The plans for the new container terminal are designed to help it service the largest ships in the world, which can carry 24,000 TEU, as well as position it to utilize automated technology in the future.
Port of Valencia Statistics
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Data and supply chain specialists Traxens have announced that it is collaborating with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on a pilot Internet-of-Things (IoT) project in the Port of Valencia.