Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) December 1, 2020 – The Port Authority of Huelva and the Ministry of Development, Infrastructure and Land Management (CFIOT), via the Public Agency of Ports of Andalusia (APPA), have signed a general protocol of action through which Huelva will be incorporated into the development of the Majarabique Logistics Area, together with which the port manages a railway terminal from which container trains
operate to the dock. The Seville Port Authority will also join this strategic project by virtue of another general protocol of action signed in the same act with the CFIOT. For the Port Authority this action is of great relevance because an important synergy is generated between the logistics area to be developed by the Ministry of Development and the railway terminal managed by the Port of Huelva. First-level logistics land will be offered to users of the railway terminal, while the railway terminal will offer rail connectivity to users of the logistics area. Operators that are established in the logistics area of Majarabique will be able to dispatch their goods directly at the railway terminal to Huelva and all its maritime destinations, significantly improving the efficiency of their export and import logistics and increasing traffic of the port. The Minister of Development, Infrastructures and Land Management, Marifrán Carazo, highlighted the importance of the existence of logistics infrastructures in Andalusia, both maritime and land, with good connectivity between them and operating on a network, the participation of the Ports of General Interest of the State located in Andalusia in the development of the Andalusian Logistics Network is of great interest for the development and fulfillment of its objectives, being participation in society a figure that they consider convenient. The president of Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva (APH – Port Authority of Huelva), Pilar Miranda, highlighted the importance of this agreement and positively valued that they reached an agreement so that APH joins the Andalusian Logistics Network as a partner. She stated that this protocol was a great example of how Administrations should cooperate and coordinate and how logistics infrastructures should be developed from a vision of a cooperative global network, which contributes competitiveness to Andalusian companies and makes Andalusia more attractive for implementation of productive companies. Huelva Port Authority (APH) has a railway terminal in service in Majarabique and has among its projects the improvement of the capacity of the Seville-Huelva railway line. For its part, the Red Logística de Andalucía SA, instrumental entity of the Public Ports Agency of Andalusia, has a project to develop the Majarabique Logistics Area on land adjacent to the railway terminal managed by the Huelva Port Authority, therefore, both entities recognize a high degree of complementarity in their respective actions in this territory and coincide in the opportunity to analyze possible lines of joint collaboration. Through this action, the Huelva Port Authority contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 17, by collaborating with other entities and institutions to participate in joint projects that help good governance and resource efficiency in a way sustainable both socially, environmentally and economically. Also to SDG 8, due to high levels of productivity and economic growth, to SDG 13, by incorporating policies and strategies related to climate change, and to SDG 9, increasing the integration and access of small industries and other companies in supply chains, value and markets. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.