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Valencia is a Mediterranean Sea port on Spain’s southeastern coast and the country’s leading Mediterranean port in terms of commercial traffic, mostly containerised cargo; the port is managed by Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) which includes the ports of València, Gandia and Sagunto. State ports are managed by Puertos del Estado which executes port policy of the government; made up of 28 port authorities that manage the 46 ports..

Spanish minister says rejection of stowage reform in Congress is surprising

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 17, 2017 – Spanish Public Works Minister Inigo de la Serna expressed his surprise with the result of the voting in...

Spanish trade unions call off strikes of dockers

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 17, 2017 – Spanish trade unions have called off the strikes of dockworkers in the country, envisaged for March 17,...

ETF applauds rejection of liberalisation plan for Spanish port labour

Madrid, Spain, March 16, 2017 – The Spanish Parliament has rejected the controversial Real Decreto-Ley presented by the government to liberalise port...

Spanish Congress rejects decree on stowage sector reform

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 16, 2017 – Spanish Congress has rejected the government’s decree regulating the reform in the country’s...

Hamburg Süd imposes Spanish surcharge

Hamburg, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – The German shipping line has announced the introduction of a port congestion charge applicable to all...

Spanish government proposes early retirement scheme to stevedores

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – The Spanish government has proposed to stevedores an early retirement scheme, which will be available to...

Trade unions accuse Noatum of taking advantage of dominant position

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – Representatives of Valencia-based trade unions accused Spanish shipping group Noatum of taking advantage...

Valencia port loses 20% of container traffic in February

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – Valencia port is the most affected harbour by the lower productivity of stevedores who protest against...

Valencia port expects to service 50 cruise companies in 2020

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – Valencia port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia) expects the number of cruise companies...

Valencia port sets up terminal access information system

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – Valencia port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia) has set up an information system on the state...

MSC Cruises to carry out 34 calls at Valencia port in 2017

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 14, 2017 – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Cruises plans to carry out a total of 34 calls at Valencia port in...

Spanish transport association calls on government to join trade unions talks

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 13, 2017 – The management board of Spanish association of port transporting companies Fenatport (Federación...

Trasmediterranea to handle 420,000 cruise passengers at Valencia port in 2017

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 13, 2017 – Spanish cruise operator Trasmediterranea expects the number of passengers serviced at Valencia port this...

Trade unions, employers call on Madrid to join stowage reform talks

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 10, 2017 – Spanish Ministry of Public Works has once again encouraged trade unions and employers of the stevedoring...

Valencia port to complete construction of walkway at north pier in April

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 10, 2017 – Valencia port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia) expects the construction works of the Escollera...

Spanish trade unions call off strikes on March 10, 13, 15

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 10, 2017 – Spanish trade unions have cancelled the planned strikes of dockworkers on March 10, 13 and 15. The trade...

Valencia port calls tender for reconstruction of Xita dock

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 10, 2017 – Valencia port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia) has called a tender for the upgrade of the...

Viking Cruises to operate seven calls at Valencia port in 2017

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 6, 2017 – Norwegian group Viking Cruises said it plans to operate a total of seven calls at Valencia port in 2017. The...

EU Commissioner calls on Spanish Congress to ratify stowage reform

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 8, 2017 – European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called on Spanish Congress of Deputies members to ratify...

Valencia port to take part in Seatrade Cruise Global trade fair

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 8, 2017 – Valencia port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia) plans to participate in Seatrade Cruise Global...

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