Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) November 8, 2018 – The Minister of Development and Housing, Felipe López, and the President of Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva (APH – Port Authority of Huelva), José Luis Ramos, today held a meeting for the joint coordination between the port authority and Agencia Pública de Puertos de Andalucía (APPA – Public Ports Agency of Andalusia) in the management of the future Logistic Activities Zone (ZAL) that the port of Huelva has projected in its facilities and can be integrated into the Logistics Network of Andalusia.
At the meeting, both institutions committed to work on a strategy to boost and position the ZAL of Huelva port within the regional freight transport map with the aim of boosting the logistics development of Huelva globally from Andalusia.
This logistics area will serve as support to the companies in the area, meeting the current objectives that the Logistics Network of Andalusia and the port authority have defined for the metropolitan area of Huelva. In this context, both institutions value the ideal conditions to develop an inter-administrative coordination that allows synergies, economies of scale and efficiency in the use of public resources, so that the Junta de Andalucía can meet its objectives in the area of transport in Huelva collaborating in the development of the ZAL of the port of Huelva, with the strategies of promotion of the Logistics Network of Andalusia can suppose an added value to the ZAL of the Port.
During this meeting, which also involved the managing director of APPA, Mariela Fernandez Bermejo and the territorial delegate of the Andalusian Regional Government in Huelva, María Dolores Herrera, the Minister of Development and Housing, Felipe López, highlighted the need to bet on coordination and cooperation between the port of Huelva and the Autonomous Administration “to promote the logistics development of Huelva and Andalusia” and added that the goal is to integrate the Port of Huelva in the Logistics Network of Andalusia, “something that will strengthen the economic activity in all its area of influence”.
He also stressed that the Logistics Network of Andalusia is composed of 11 logistics nodes, seven of them ports, as the Huelva, and other four interior, so “ports should work in a complementary way to take advantage of the synergies that are generate and strengthen the logistics and transport chains that are what promote the competitiveness of companies and generate wealth and employment.
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