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Cartagena Port Starts To Ro-Ro Service To Toulon, Southern France

Cartagena port starts to Ro-Ro service to Toulon, southern France

Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) January 20, 2021 – Consignee Agencia Marítima Blázquez, with the cooperation of FROET, has started a weekly Ro-Ro service between Cartagena port in Murcia and Toulon in southern France. The ferry, with capacity for around twenty trucks, will depart weekly, transporting lorries to Toulon from where they can start theri road jouney to their destination. The president of the APC, Yolanda Muñoz,
highlighted the joint work between the regional government, the Cartagena city council, the regional transport companies and the port community to “promote for the first time in the history of the Port of Cartagena a new maritime line of road traffic”. Díez de Revenga has assured that the new service is one more example of the “determined commitment made by the regional Executive for maritime-terrestrial intermodality and for facilitating transport companies that can get their goods to the heart of Europe in the form most effective possible ”. In this first outing as a pilot experience, companies such as the Caliche group, Hermanos Inglés or the Primafrio group, among others, transported 412 tons of fruit and vegetable products and general merchandise, and there are planned new companies that will be incorporated in the following weeks. “In a situation of economic crisis like the one we are experiencing, we have been able to activate new lines of business to position the Port as a first-rate logistics benchmark and as an engine for economic development. Exporting companies in the region and its area of ​​influence rely more and more on maritime transport for its reliability, safety, sustainability”, highlighted the president of the port. The counselor Díez de Revenga has indicated that “we hope that this new service will grow when we can get the Government of Spain to guarantee the full integration of Cartagena, develop the Mediterranean Corridor which, without a doubt, will make us increasingly competitive and better place our goods in Europe, and also in a more sustainable and safe way ”, said the counselor. This line adds to the new services that the Port of Cartagena is promoting to be an ally of regional companies and for maritime transport to become a firm option for regional exports. A few weeks ago the direct line to the United Kingdom was presented, where in six days the goods arrive at the Port of Liverpool, a bet to cover the needs caused by Brexit, which has doubled its figures in this last quarter. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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