Almería, Spain (PortSEurope) June 21, 2019 – Autoridad Portuaria de Almería (APA – Port Authority of Almería) will participate on July 3 in the Port of Castellón in a round table organized by the Ferrmed association entitled ‘The ports of the Spanish Mediterranean Arc and the railway connections to its hinterlands'”.
The objective of this meeting is to highlight the importance of the ports of the Spanish Mediterranean as the great gateway to southern Europe, as well as to demand a concrete plan for the implementation of the necessary rail connections with the ports and their areas of influence. This was stated by the president of Ferrmed, Joan Amoros, the president of the Port Authority of Almeria, Jesus Caicedo, during a meeting in which also have been the director of the APA, Juan Manuel Reyes, and head of the department of Planning, Antonio Bayo.
At the meeting, among other topics, the great opportunities opening up to the ports of the Spanish Mediterranean coast have been highlighted with the important growth of the Europe-Asia intercontinental traffic, as well as with the development of the Trans-European Central Network and, everything, of the Mediterranean Corridor. Jesús Caicedo stressed that the connection with the railroad is of “vital importance” for the Port of Almería, and in this sense, he has reiterated the commitment of the Port Authority for the arrival of the train to the port area.
Ferremed rail freight network (considered the backbone of the great axis between North Africa-Mediterranean Europe and Central and Eastern Europe) has a direct influence on more than 250 million inhabitants (more than 50% of the population of the EU, and 66% of its GDP). Likewise, in North Africa it affects more than 70 million inhabitants, while in northern Europe, it connects with the western end of the Trans-Siberian train, in St. Petersburg and Finland.
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