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Further Pressure To End Bilbao Port Strike

Further pressure to end Bilbao port strike

Source: APM Terminals
Bilbao, Spain (PortSEurope) November 30, 2020 – The Asturian Federation of Entrepreneurs (Fade) has written to state administration Puertos del Estado demanding steps to resolve the strike of longshoremen at the Port of Bilbao. Fade says that Gijón port’s El Musel container terminal is handling cargo previously destined for Bilbao, but that it is operating at full capacity which is causing transport delays at the port. Delays mean
that transport companies could be subject to fines for delays, as well as the wider affect on local Asturian exporting companies. With their profitability affected, such companies will seek alternatives routes to market. The terminal operated by APM Terminals Gijón. For its part, Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón (APG – Port Authority of Gijón), has demanded an increase in personnel and equipment from the terminal concessionaire. The Tax Agency, in its Customs department, and the Civil Guard are making similar demands. APM Terminals Gijón is located in the port of Gijón on Spain’s Northern Coast. It offers direct connections to the Atlantic European coast and Canary Islands. With an annual container capacity of 113,000 TEUs, the terminal serves Norther Spain via excellent road and rail connectivity. The Gijón Container Terminal started operations in 2001. APM Terminals acquired the terminal in 2016 as part of the acquisition of Spanish-based Grup Maritim TCB’s port and rail interests. The acquisition added 8 terminals to APM Terminals’ global terminal network.  Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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