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President Of Algeciras Port Calls For La Algeciras-Bobadilla Bottleneck Solution

President of Algeciras port calls for La Algeciras-Bobadilla bottleneck solution

Algeciras, Spain (PortSEurope) November 3, 2019 – The president of Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras (APBA – Port Authority of Algeciras), Gerardo Landaluce, has said that the Algeciras-Bobadilla railway connection and its continuation to Madrid is a bottleneck for two key European transport corridors – the Mediterranean and Atlantic corridors. A TEN-T Working Group meeting took place last week with the coordinators of the motorways of the sea
(MoS) project, Kurt Bodewig, and representatives of the Mediterranean, corridor, Iveta Radicova and of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor, Pat Cox. At the meeting, the APBA president Landaluce stressed that although the section belongs to two trans-European corridors, “we suffer from no man’s land syndrome, we are in no man’s land, because the needs are not met in either of the two corridors”. As for motorways of the Sea, Gerardo Landaluce has supported the close relationship between the ports of Algeciras and Tangier Med, which absorb more than 300,000 trucks per year; the progress of the project to launch a railway to Zaragoza that channels part of this truck traffic in order to minimize the carbon footprint; as well as the need for the Algeciras-Tangier Med maritime connection to also be included in the MoS project of the TEN-T. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2019.

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