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From Valenciaport To The Most Hidden Corner Of The World Map With A Single Container A Year

From Valenciaport to the most hidden corner of the world map with a single container a year

Source: PortSEurope
From Valencia, hundreds of thousands of containers are exchanged a year with China and the United States; but from the Port of València you can also reach countries hidden on the world map to which only one or two containers are exported per year – August 26, 2020 Anguilla, Samoa, Vanuatu, Guam or the Solomon Islands are some of the most remote destinations to which containers
from Valenciaport also arrive. Construction material, tiles, machinery, chemical products, tools, wines and oils are Spanish export products that also reach the islands of the South Pacific, thanks to the efforts of the Port Community of València The Port of València connects with the remote islands of the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, even if it is to carry only one container per year. It is the maximum expression of the port network of Valenciaport. Thousands of containers are exchanged with China, the United States, Italy, Turkey or Brazil per day; but from the Port of València they also handle import and export requests from countries that are remote islands hidden in the eternity of the waters of the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Anguilla, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Virgin Islands, Guam, etc. These are countries, independent states, of which we did not know, in some cases, even their names and that require patience to find them on the world map. To those countries, with those ports that can handle the unloading of containers thanks to the fact that the ships that dock in the smaller ports carry their own cranes, it is also connected from Valencia. A single container per year for these exclusive destinations Statistics from Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) indicate that in 2019 one container – only one – was exported to Anguilla, another to Samoa and another to Vanuatu. These are three countries/islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific that are an emblem for the Port of València and for the freight forwarders that manage the transfer and contracting of goods destined for such remote enclaves. Anguilla is 6,400 km from Valencia. It is a British overseas territory in the process of decolonization by the United Nations. It has 14,700 inhabitants and an area of ​​212 km2. An extension equivalent to that of the municipal area of ​​the city of Alicante (200 km2) or Llíria (228 km2). Each year a container arrives at its main port – only one – loaded with diverse merchandise at the Port of València. The other two countries that also receive a single container from Valencia are 17,000 km away. They are Samoa and Vanuatu. Samoa (197,000 inhabitants) is located in the South Pacific; in the antipodes of the Valencian docks, “halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand.” Vanuatu (293,000 inhabitants) is a neighbouring country of Samoa, on the same ocean. For Samoa and Vanuatu, a container (one for each country) of construction material was loaded last year (in both cases). Connected countries with less than 10 containers Following in the ranking, and in ascending order, these three countries with a single container, are followed (with an annual commercial traffic of two containers / year) Wallis and Futuna. It is a French overseas community formed by three tropical islands of volcanic origin that are located in the South Pacific, between Fiji and Samoa, and with a population of 15,000 inhabitants. Two containers with machinery and spare materials arrived there in 2019, leaving from the Port of València – 17,196 kilometres away. Valenciaport also annually puts up its flag in Papua New Guinea, Guam, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Papua is a region of the Southwest Pacific that encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its islands, and is surrounded by the Bismarck, Solomon, Arafura, and Coral Seas. Close to Australia and neighbouring the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna or Fiji, three containers with machinery and tools were unloaded in the ports of Papua last year. Also in Guam, a key island due to its importance during the Second World War located in the immensity of the South Pacific, belonging to the United States, and with a past dating back to the Spanish colonial era, a container of oil and two of wines from From Valencia. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a lush island in the Caribbean Sea of ​​underwater volcanic mountains, The global reach of Valenciaport provides connectivity to Spanish exporters and importers, which can be present in any corner of the Pacific or Indian Oceans. This is the case with the four containers of frozen fish that arrive in the Solomon Islands or East Timor, where every year 5 containers full of wines and drinks from Spain arrive. The Kingdom of Tonga is an Oceania country integrated into Polynesia, located 2,382 km from New Zealand, which last year received six containers from Valencia loaded with machinery and construction materials at its port. Closing the top of territories with less than 10 containers we find the Fiji Islands, an archipelago made up of more than 300 islands and famous for its rugged landscapes, palm-fringed beaches and coral reefs with crystal clear lagoons. A paradise that received eight containers managed from Valenciaport with preserves, beverages or chemical products “made in Spain”. Valenciaport connectivity reaches 1,000 ports around the world Each year, more than 5 million containers pass through the Valenciaport terminals, with origin and destination to 1,000 ports in two hundred countries and with the most varied merchandise. The United States Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean, received 13 containers with machinery and 2 with steel products in 2019. Taking a quantitative leap are Saint Kitts and Nevis, or what is the same, the Islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also located in the Caribbean and that owe their name to the discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus and to the snow of its summit. (actually caused by clouds). This territory is the smallest country on the American continent, both in size and population, with an area of ​​261 km2 (double that of the municipality of Valencia) and 55. The connectivity and capillarity of Valenciaport is and has been throughout history a differential element of the Valencian port. There are no limits: from the 838,398 containers exchanged with the more than 80 ports in China with which Valenciaport works, to the only container that labouriously gets to Anguilla, Samoa or Vanuatu; and attentive; because at any moment a freight forwarder could receive an order from an exporter from Ontinyent, Toledo, Cáceres or Nules, to send a container to the most hidden corner of the world map… and it would arrive. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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