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Spanish Northern Ports Presidents Meet To Discuss Cooperation, Intermodality

Spanish northern ports presidents meet to discuss cooperation, intermodality

Gijon, Spain (PortSEurope) January 24, 2017 – Competition and collaboration, competitiveness and efficiency, coordination and planning, are some of the terms that dominate relations between the ports of the state system and whose scope was discussed on January 23 in Gijon in the forum “Puertos del Norte” organised by newspaper El Comercio and bank Sabadell Herrero. The president of Spanish national ports agency Puertos del
Estado, Jose Llorca, and the presidents of the port authorities of Bilbao, Asier Atutxa; Vigo, Enrique Lopez Veiga; Gijon, Laureano Lourido and Aviles, Santiago Rodríguez Vega, analysed the current situation of the harbours, which were considered as a common space. Although they present their own particularities, the ports in northern Spain are united in the demand of an Atlantic rail corridor that promotes a connectivity between ports and with the hinterland as a necessary element of competitiveness. The debate coincided in time with the recent introduction of the so-called platform for the promotion of logistics in the Northwest by business associations and chambers of commerce of Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia and Leon, which express the need of rail connections to the ports and an effective intermodality that favours the competitiveness of the companies. Source: Diario del Puerto (News portal) Copyright (c) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2017.

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