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Valenciaport Handled More Than 11.22 Million Tons Of Goods Through The Motorways Of The Sea

Valenciaport handled more than 11.22 million tons of goods through the motorways of the sea

Source: Valenciaport
It is the Spanish port that mobilized the most Ro-Ro traffic in 2020, 20% of the national total – February 11, 2021 This multimodal transport, promoted by the European Union, contributes to reducing road traffic, which favors environmental efficiency. The Port Authority of València highlights the regular connections with European countries, especially the motorways of the sea with the north and south of Italy. Valenciaport
has managed a total of 11.22 million tons of Ro-Ro traffic during 2020, which places it as the most dynamic Spanish port in this type of merchandise according to the data published by Puertos de Estado. Specifically, the port of València has mobilized 20% of the total merchandise used by the motorways of the sea of ​​the Spanish port system, in a year especially complicated by the health crisis of Covid-19. In 2020, 56.60 million tons of Ro-Ro traffic passed through Spanish ports, which represents a decrease of 13.94% compared to the previous year. Valenciaport, as the first logistics center for this type of traffic in the port system, managed 11.2 million tons, 10.79% less than in 2019. In second position is the Balearic port with 10.71 million tons (-21.47%), while Barcelona with 9.25 million tons and a decrease of 19.9% ​​is in third position, closely followed by the port of Algeciras where in 2020 road traffic was 9, 12 million tons, representing 0.92% more than in 2019. In the case of Valenciaport, road traffic has the singularity of being without a passage and with more than 200,000 platforms transported between the ports of València and Sagunto. In addition to automobiles, goods such as oil, wine, packaged food products, machinery or refrigerated products are also mobilized. 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. This transport uses the motorways of the sea, an initiative promoted by the European Union, to favor the integration of land and maritime transport modes by road through sea connections between different countries and regions. This multimodal transport by the motorways of the sea results in a reduction in costs, reduction of time and contributes to the preservation of the environment in a more efficient way. Source. State ports Greener traffic The Valencia Port Authority (APV) has highlighted the role in container traffic and Ro-Ro services that have become a benchmark in Spain in regular connections with Mediterranean, North Sea or Baltic countries, especially the motorways of the sea ​​that connect the ports of València and Sagunto with the ports of northern and southern Italy. In addition, it is necessary to highlight, in this line, the commitment of the port of València, and the shipping companies that operate road traffic, to improve services and bet on more eco-efficient ships in the common objective of decarbonisation and reduction of environmental impact. This is the case of the Eco Valencia, the first hybrid ship of the Grimaldi company that guarantees zero emissions in port and that covers this route, and the largest ro-ro unit in the world dedicated to short sea shipping that can transport 7,800 meters, which is equivalent to about 500 trailers. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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