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Aurelio Martínez: “Valenciaport Is Acting As A Platform For The Export Of The Spanish Productive Fabric”

Aurelio Martínez: “Valenciaport is acting as a platform for the export of the Spanish productive fabric”

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The president of APV points out that “Valenciaport’s leadership is thanks to the success of our exporting companies” – November 25, 2020 Aurelio Martinez explains at the Executive Forum Spain the strategic role of the Port of Valencia as a facilitator of commercial relations due to its connectivity, its commitment to digitization or its commitment to the environment It has valued the Madrid-Valencia axis in
the import / export exchange for the dynamism of the Spanish economy It points out that international trade will continue to grow supported by maritime traffic, which is the “most sustainable and efficient” The president of the València Port Authority (APV), Aurelio Martínez, highlighted that “Valenciaport is acting as a platform for the export of our productive fabric, a key element to recover the dynamism of the Spanish economy, as shown in the last months with the increase of cargo containers (export) in the Port of València ”. The president of the PAV has participated in the Executive Forum Spain where he has valued before business representatives, public institutions and economic organizations the role of Valenciaport as a facilitator of Spanish commercial relations due to the volume of containers and movement of goods, connectivity , the commitment to digitization or the commitment to the environment. During his presentation, Aurelio Martínez highlighted “the role of exporting companies, people who sell and buy to activate the economy, which are the key to the port’s leadership”. Along these lines, he explained that Valenciaport is the best located port when it comes to providing services to 55% of Spain’s GDP and its hinterland represents 60% of the import / export traffic of the Spanish economy. “Valenciaport,” Martínez explained, “is an eminently commercial port that channels 50% of all maritime export / import traffic in Madrid. We are the exit and entry point for merchandise with commercial relations with more than 70 countries, connected to 1,000 ports around the world and where the main shipping companies operate. We are the first port in Spain in container traffic and the fifth in Europe ”. Among the reasons for this leadership, the president of the PAV has appealed to “geographical, technical and, above all, human reasons.” Thus, for example, he has highlighted the mixed nature of the Port of València, which combines loading and unloading operations with transshipments, connectivity with the rest of the countries and with its area of ​​influence, or the commitment to digitization with tools such as ValenciaportPCS. He has also pointed out that Valenciaport is a benchmark in sustainability due to its commitment to Zero Emissions Port and Energy Self-Sufficiency 2030 with a defined plan that includes: feasibility studies for the installation of a wind farm; implementation of photovoltaic solar energy; replacement of the PAV’s vehicle fleet with hybrids and electric; installation of an electrical substation; power supply to ships in port; “All this has led us to be the smartest port in the Spanish port system according to CEDEX, a position that makes us feel proud and reaffirms us to reinforce our leadership position as a reference hub in the Mediterranean in the management of goods and traffic, sustainability , digitization and transparency ”, Aurelio Martínez has indicated. Stay competitive The president of the PAV has stressed that another of the keys to continue being dynamizers of the Spanish economy are the infrastructures that connect Valencia with the rest of the country that “allow us to remain competitive”. Hence, he highlighted the “adequate connection with Madrid by rail and highway, the need to continue betting on the Mediterranean Corridor to improve rail connections with the rest of Europe or the Sagunto-Zaragoza line to strengthen the service between these two regions” . He also pointed out the importance of the new container terminal at the Port of València “to respond to the growing increase in maritime traffic and to the needs of companies that use the port for the entry and exit of goods, since we are currently at 73% of our capacity ”. During his speech at the Executive Forum, the president of the PAV highlighted the importance of the Madrid-València axis in the economic activity of our country. Thus, according to a study by the IVIE and the Conexus Foundation, 33.1% of the sales of companies in the Valencian Community are made to the Community of Madrid, while purchases represent 35.6%. Furthermore, the rail corridor between Madrid and Valencia is the second in Spain both in tons / kilometer and in thousands of tons transported, and 90% of the containers handled in the Dry Port of Madrid have origin-destination Valenciaport. Maritime transport, the most efficient The president of the PAV has also explained that “international trade will continue to grow and the traffic of goods will continue to be carried out by maritime transport, which is undoubtedly the most efficient and sustainable. For this reason, we have to continue strengthening Valenciaport as a strategic hub for the exportation of our products abroad and continue to channel the commercial activity of our country with the rest of the world ”. And it is that, maritime traffic is the fundamental way of connecting the commercial traffic flows of the world (90% in volume and 73% in value). For the president of the PAV, “studies show that sea transport is the most efficient and ecological. Thus, while the ship generates three grams of CO2 for each ton of goods per kilometer, the railroad is six times more, road transport 15 times more and the plane multiplies by 200 ”. Furthermore, freight traffic in containers is the most competitive in cost per ton. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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