Valenciaport, Burgos explore direct rail connection

Valenciaport, Burgos explore direct rail connection

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is working on a direct rail connection linking Valenciaport with import/export companies in Burgos.

The connection will be studied for its economic viability and will help the competitive capacity of Burgos’ businesses, according to PAV.

This is part of Valenciaport’s action to reinforce commercial action in reference enclaves in its hinterland, such as Burgos and the region of Castilla y León.

“From today, we start working on this connection between Valenciaport and Burgos. This is an opportunity for the PAV and for the business fabric of Burgos to work quickly and efficiently to turn this project into a reality,” said Calabuig.

“Our services and infrastructures are an enormous attraction for companies from Burgos to work with the Valencian site where 40 per cent of the export/import activity by sea in Spain takes place.”

READ: Valencia rail-port sees container traffic rise

Francesc Sánchez, General Director of the PAV, added: “From today we start the work of a study […] on the opportunity and economic viability of rail connectivity between Burgos and Valenciaport. We are going to work in coordination with businessmen and institutions to achieve alliances and partners to make this railway line between Burgos and Valencia Port possible”.

READ: Valenciaport recoups 11 per cent

The rail connection is set to aid in intermodality with the railway, an important element for sustainability and efficiency.

The Port of Valencia just received a hydrogen-powered terminal tractor, one of the pilots to be tested within the framework of the European H2PORTS project.

The tractor disembarked on 24 April at around 4.00 pm at the VALTE terminal of the Grimaldi Group where it will be tested in real operations.

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