News – Valenciaport announces in Casablanca that it will organize the Mediterranean Ports & Shipping Fair in 2021 – June 27, 2019
Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia), has participated in the 7th edition of the Mediterranean Ports & Shipping, held in Casablanca, Morocco. During the meeting, representatives of Valenciaport were able to show the competitive advantages of the port of Valencia as a hub port for the main ports of North Africa and specifically for Morocco, a strategic country for the port of Valencia: in recent years the annual average of tons with origin / destination Valenciaport stands at 2 million tons.
Commercial director of APV, Mar Chao, in his speech to the logistics community of Casablanca has announced that Valencia will host and organize the 2021 edition of the Mediterranean Ports & Shipping, an announcement that supposes a clear demonstration of the importance that Morocco has for Valenciaport and, therefore, for Spanish companies. “We are a trained logistic link with a vocation to provide service to Moroccan and Spanish exporters and importers; so the celebration in Valencia of a meeting that allows strengthening relations between both parties also contributes to improving the competitiveness of Valenciaport”, explained Mar Chao.
The port of Valencia maintains an important network of connections with Moroccan ports, which is reflected not only in the fact that it is the destination of the major sea routes, but in the more than 50 weekly connections with up to 10 Moroccan ports. Specifically with the ports of Agadir, Casablanca, El Jadida, Jorf Lasfar, Mohammedia, Nador, Tangier, Tanger Med, Kenitra and Rabat.
Frequent contact between Valenciaport and the Maghreb country makes Valencia an important commercial asset for Morocco, since the connectivity and the capacities of its facilities and services make the Port of Valencia serve size and route ships that could hardly work with enclaves of the country African.
This synergy of shared interests between Valenciaport and Morocco has focused much of the interview held within the framework of the 7th edition of the Mediterranean Ports & Shipping of Casablanca between the Moroccan Minister of Transport Equipment, Logistics and transport, Abdelkader Amara, the commercial director of APV, Mar Chao and the Marketing Manager also of APV, Francesca Antonelli.
In this meeting, the representatives of Valenciaport have shown to the representative of the government of Morocco the investment plans of the Port of Valencia, both for the introduction of the railroad in the port of Sagunto and in the new North Terminal, as well as in the logistical areas adjacent to the Valencian ports, of great interest for customers and suppliers of products with destination or origin Morocco.
The edition of the Mediterranean Ports & Shipping has enabled the representation of Valenciaport – which also included the Chief of Shipping, Manuel Rodríguez – contact closely with the Logistics Association of Morocco and with various officials of the National Ports Agency (ANP ) with whom there has been full coincidence in the opportunity to promote new routes between Valencia and various port enclaves of Morocco. In the framework of the fair, the MTDS consultancy has exposed as a success case in the management, the awarding of the new terminal of the port of Valencia.
Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia