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New Cargo Terminal Of The Port Of Seville Will Be Operational In One Year

New cargo terminal of the Port of Seville will be operational in one year

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla
Seville, Spain (PortSEurope) February 24, 2021 – The project for the new 32,000-m² cargo terminal of the Aldeport company, made up of Ership and the Portillo Maritime Agency, is the first and most important step so that the entire left bank of the river that runs between the Centenario and Las Delicias becomes a cultural and leisure space. The next will be the transfer of all
loading and unloading activities to the Dársena del Cuarto, located next to the Copero highway, with direct access to the A-4 and SE-40. In a few months, Dársena del Cuarto will start the construction of a pier with a depth of eight meters and the capacity to operate two vessels at the same time of about 120 meters in length. Portillo said: «We have designed a state-of-the-art, multipurpose terminal that can serve other operators in the port. This does not mean that once it is working, all the goods will move there, because companies will be able to continue using the public docks and other terminals, but the Port Authority has already made it clear that the activity must be transferred to the south eventually”. The new facilities will be equipped for all types of cargo, mainly bulk, both solid and liquid. The location next to the main exit routes, allows reduced intermediary transport times that make services more expensive. “This condition was fundamental for the project to be economically viable and it is fulfilled”, Portillo added. The investment will exceed €8 million – €5.4 million for civil works and €2.5 million for new cranes and more efficient conveyor belts. The intention is to put out to tender the works within a month and prepare the land for future expansions, since the land available in this environment has room for four terminals such as the one to be built. Construction is scheduled for twelve months with a target of mid-2022 for operational activities to start. Aldeport has two warehouses of 5,000 m² each in the area and plans to have more warehouses and silos within the same terminal to reduce road transport. “By reducing the flow of trucks around the port thanks to automation by installing tapes between the ship and the ship, the service can be made cheaper and carbon dioxide emissions reduced, which is the challenge of the future,” said Fernando Portillo. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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