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Asian Countries Identify Hinterland And Madrid Proximity As Key To Valencia Port

Asian countries identify hinterland and Madrid proximity as key to Valencia port

Source: Valenciaport
Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) September 24, 2018 – The president of Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia), Aurelio Martínez, and the Project Director of the Valenciaport Foundation, Antonio Torregrosa, have received a delegation from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), headed by the ambassadors of Malaysia, the Philippines. Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. The Asian delegation has spent a few days on
a commercial visit in the Comunitat Valenciana to learn about the local economy and its institutions. Aurelio Martínez highlighted the “emerging growth experienced by the area of ​​Southeast Asia in the last three years and the strong rebound in both container traffic and the number of tons transported from the port of Valencia.” Since 2015, tons of traffic to ASEAN countries has increased by 37%, from 1.44 million tons to 1.98 million tons in 2017. With regard to container traffic, this boom has represented 31%, with an increase from 111,491 units in 2015 to 145,876 in 2017. Valenciaport currently connects with nine of the 10 countries that make up ASEAN with a total of 78 connections to their ports, among which the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia stand out as the countries with the most connections. The ambassador of Vietnam, Ngo Tien Dung, has said that the signing of the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union will boost trade between SPain and ASEAN countries. He also stated that “for ASEAN countries, the port of Valencia meets the necessary conditions needed by companies and the export sector thanks to its proximity to Madrid and the breadth of the hinterland of Valencia.” The Thai ambassador, Rattikul Chansuriyapor, highlighted “the presence of the three main shipping companies worldwide in Valencia” and the important competitive advantage that this implies, since “these companies carry out both shipping and terminals work, which facilitates the relationship between the ports of ASEAN and Valencia.” The Director of Projects of the Valenciaport Foundation, Antonio Torregrosa, has stated that Valencia is open to extend the relationship it currently has with this area and in which it already has important agreements and projects in countries such as Indonesia. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2018.

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