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Port Of Sagunto Sees Improved Ro-Ro Traffic

Port of Sagunto sees improved Ro-Ro traffic

Source: Valenciaport
València, July 20, 2021 – Up to three ships dedicated to ro-ro traffic have been operating on the same berthing line of the South dock of the Port of Sagunto. Ships that connect Sagunto with the main routes of this type of trade in the Mediterranean and other areas of the world. A special milestone for the Saguntine precinct and which reflects the reactivation of economic activity and
the strategic position of Valenciaport for the movement of goods that are transported by road and of vehicle units that depart or arrive at the Saguntine docks. Specifically, the GRANDE HOUSTON and GRANDE NEW YORK ships of the Grimaldi company, and the EURASIAN HIGHWAY ship of the logistics operator Bergé, have been carrying out their loading and unloading tasks. Thus, in the first half of the year, the Port of Sagunto handled 750,565 tons of ro-ro traffic, which represents an increase of 12.67% compared to 2020. In this period, 60,726 vehicles have also been transported, 12 , 78% more than in 2020, although still below the figures of the first six months of 2019, when close to 93,000 units were operated. Road traffic is that trade in goods by ship that is loaded and unloaded with its own wheels and without the need for cranes such as trucks or any other type of motor vehicle. In addition to automobiles, goods such as oil, wine, packaged food products, machinery or refrigerated products are also mobilized. This transport uses the motorways of the sea, an initiative promoted by the European Union, to favor the integration of sea and land transport modes by road through sea connections between different countries and regions. This multimodal transport on the motorways of the sea results in lower costs, reduced time and contributes to the preservation of the environment in a more efficient way. Sagunto, reinforcing its strategic position The Port of Sagunto is a key infrastructure in the positioning of Valenciaport as a benchmark industrial port in the Mediterranean. The Port Authority of Valencia has put out to tender the construction and operation of the multipurpose terminal at the Centro Dock 2. The multipurpose maritime Terminal will have a quay with a maximum length of 509 meters, with an attached area of ​​approximately 226,000 m2, including some 15,000 m2 of maneuvering area 30 meters wide next to the edge of the pier, and a minimum depth of 16 meters. In addition, a commitment is being made to the implantation of the railway in the Saguntine docks. Thus, the new infrastructure of Muelle Centro 2 will have a railway terminal, in line with the works that are being carried out on the new railway access to promote maritime-terrestrial intermodality that favors connection with logistics nodes of high interest in the Corridors Mediterranean and Cantabrian-Mediterranean. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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