Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) October 28, 2018 – The European Coordinator for the Atlantic Corridor TEN-T, Professor Carlo Secchi, has highlighted the importance of including Huelva and its connection with the Canary Islands within the transport corridor, as well as its intention to continue advancing and working together to consolidate this recent integration of Huelva port in said Corridor.
Secchi was speaking at the “The Connection of intermodal logistics chains through the Ten-T Network” conference.
This second annual event of the Intermodal Platform Conference organized by the Port Authority of Huelva, within the cycle “Port of Huelva: European Intermodal Platform of the European South-Atlantic”, was opened by its president, José Luis Ramos, who said “it is essential to be part of the backbone in which Europe wants to guarantee economic, social and territorial cohesion. “Being part of the single European transport space is essential for the growth strategy of the port of Huelva.”
Ramos highlighted the turning point that the proposal from the European Commission has made to include Huelva in the Atlantic Corridor “something that comes to recognize the role, work and effort that we are undoubtedly doing from Huelva within the Trans-European Network Of transport”.
This second event, of the four annual events that are being held in its facilities, has served to address issues related to the future challenges of the logistics sector in the Trans-European Transport Network and its impact on the port sector. On this occasion, it has had the participation of the ports of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which, together with the port of Huelva, are part of the new definition of the European Atlantic Corridor. Rosa María Izquierdo López, program coordinator of the Trans-European Transport Network of the Ministry of Development and Isabelle Maës, Policy Officer TEN-T Atlantic (European Commission – DG Mobility and Transport), among other outstanding speakers.
Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva (APH – Port Authority of Huelva) aims to address, among other issues, the new approach of the European Atlantic Corridor to promote the connection and facilitate trade in Europe with the emerging markets of the Atlantic (mainly West Africa and South America).
Also discussed, the integrating role of the Atlantic Corridor that combines and includes among its priorities, the connectivity of Huelva with the Canary Islands, being in tune with the investments in infrastructures, technology and sustainability in the coming transport developing the port of Huelva to accommodate the potential growth.
On the other hand, the importance of adding value to accessibility, connectivity and security related to intermodality as key factors for competitiveness and business development in the port and logistics sector.
Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva
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