Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) December 18, 2020 – The Cartagena Port Authority is offering better alternatives to companies in the region for the export of products to the United Kingdom, in order to meet the growing demand caused by Brexit and the pandemic, as reported by the president, Yolanda Muñoz, during a visit to the Santa Lucía dock. He was accompanied by the presidents of CROEM
and COEC, José María Albarracín and Ana Correa, and the director of Cartagena of the Containerships – CMA shipping company CGM GmbH, Adolfo García-Loygorri. Yolanda Muñoz stated that they have been working for some time and are trying to make the maritime transport a key option for the export of regional products to European countries. The companies of Cartagena and the region must have the port as an ally for the exit of their products to the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe and an opportunity to improve its competitiveness with better services and better prices. She valued the agreement reached with the shipping company Containerships – CMA CGM GmbH to offer a direct weekly frequency to the ports of Liverpool, with a transit time of 6 days, and to Dublin, of seven days and continuous services to the ports of Tilbury, Hamburg or Rotterdam. The direct line saw its figures increase in the last quarter, they went in a short time from 80 containers to 140 and where they export goods such as construction material, preserves, wine, juice and fruit and vegetable products through dry and refrigerated containers. Muñoz added that UK is the fifth destination country for goods in the Region. Maritime transport should be used to guarantee the exit of regional products that may be affected by new circumstances and problems such as Brexit and the pandemic. Both the president of CROEM and the president of COEC showed their support and have committed to disseminating this service to exporting companies in Cartagena and the Region and mentioned some companies that already use this line such as Grupo Zamora, Sabic, J. García Carrión or Cosentino. José María Albarracín stressed that the United Kingdom is a very important commercial partner for the Region of Murcia, so they are going to promote this alternative connection to the road so that it becomes consolidated. Ana Correa, highlighted that this line is the result of the work of the APC and the Containerships company, which will further enhance the value of Cartagena and its capacity for economic development. She also valued the direct line that represented a significant economic saving in the transport of goods in hard times.Adolfo García, explained that the shipping company has been working in Cartagena for 25 years and they have opted for this line to solve the possible problems consequences of Brexit and described that they offer door-to-door services. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena (APC – Port Authority of Cartagena) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.