Malaga, Spain (PortSEurope) October 28, 2020 – The president of Puertos del Estado is a state-owned organisation responsible for the management of state-owned ports, Francisco Toledo, has held a meeting with Carlos Rubio and José Moyano, president and director, of the Malaga Port Authority, in which they agreed on the 2020-2024 Business Plan, with an investment of €52 million. In terms of investments, the imminent
signing of the Collaboration Agreement with the Civil Guard for the construction of its new facilities in which the Port Authority will invest €1.2 million stands out. The construction project will be ready in January 2021. In addition, €18 million will be invested in the enclosure of the fishing dock and the new pier 8. According to the President of the Port Authority this action will ensure the growth of the port in the medium term, since it will allow to have an additional area of 7 hectares for agri-food traffic, car Ro-Ro and other possible Ro-Ro associated with traffic from the Strait. The Port Authority reported that next November, the City Council plans to raise to plenary session the provisional approval of the modification of the Special Plan of Malaga of 2015 for modification of uses and increase of buildability for the construction of a hotel on the platform of the Levante dike. After completing its processing in the General State Administration, the construction of the hotel must be approved by the Council of Ministers. The Port Authority, after consulting SASEMAR, decided to provide the Port Control service through a management commission to TRAGSATEC. Regarding traffic, Carlos Rubio highlighted the rebound experienced during the months of September and October. He also added the choice of Malaga as a port of call for the German company Hapag Lloyd, in the Mediterranean Gulf Express service, with the provision of weekly rotations. A regular line that aims to boost the Andalusian economy, since the shipping company’s bet is focused on the opportunities offered by the port hinterland, thus promoting the market in the north and west of Andalusia. Francisco Toledo highlighted the agreed rate reduction, which will mean 4.5% to the passenger rate, 4.2% to the merchandise rate, and 2.5% to the ship rate, and that will allow the port of Malaga to improve its competitiveness to attract new traffic. In addition, he proposed a meeting with the General Directorate of Planning and Evaluation of the MITMA Railway Network for the reactivation of the Informative Study of underground rail access to the port of Malaga. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga (APM – Port Authority of Málaga) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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