Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) November 21, 2017 – The conciliation between the ports of Seville and Huelva after the controversial concession of the railway terminal of Majarabique seems to have remained a good intention without any common strategy. Huelva port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva) continues to assume single management of the terminal, located in the municipality of La Rinconada, where company Termisur Eurocargo S.A. created a centre for loading and unloading of cargo. Just three months after its start-up, the company has achieved an extension of land, from the initial 23,400 square metres to more than 34,000.
Sources at the port of Huelva confirm the operation. They point out that “it is not a novelty, it simply responds to the increase in demand”. And no wonder, in these three months of activity, Huelva port received 30 trains a month through Majarabique. That was the balance that the new president of the port authority, José Luis Ramos, shared with the media in his first public appearance.
He highlighted the significant increase in container traffic, which according to the statistics of Puerto del Estado has gone from 7,326 TEUs in 2016 to 40,449 in the first nine months of 2017. This is precisely one of the main businesses of Seville port, whose greatest strength is the rail service, which makes it the main logistics node in the south of the peninsula. However, that seems to be the new objective that was set by the neighbouring port.
Huelva was participated in the “Ad-Hoc Industrial Working Group for the Development of Motorways of the Sea” congress as “the Multimodal Logistic Platform referring to the European Atlantic South”. In his speech, Jaime Beltrán, head of the Business Development Department of Huelva harbour, stressed that the port “is configured as an essential part in the Majarabique-Puerto de Huelva green corridor”, ensuring the link for traffic from the Atlantic and Mediterranean corridors and Extremadura.
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