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Valenciaport – New Container Terminal Will Create 14,453 Jobs

Valenciaport – New container terminal will create 14,453 jobs

Source: Valenciaport
When the four container terminals are operational, the employment impact of the Port of Valencia will be greater than 53,000 jobs. The Port of Valencia will generate 3 out of every 100 jobs in the Valencian Community. Aurelio Martínez explains in the College of Economists the importance of the port of Valencia for the Valencian and Spanish economy – February 12, 2020 The new container
terminal that the port of Valencia plans to build in the northern extension will create 14,453 jobs as of 2030. These additional positions will add up to the 29,850 jobs that Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) generates the impact of the activity in the port of Valencia, according to the president of APV, Aurelio Martínez, on Monday night at the College of Economists of Valencia. The sum of the previous figures (44,303 jobs) is that contained in the study carried out by the Institute of Transport and Territory (ITRAT – Instituto de Transporte y Territorio) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV – Universitat Politècnica de València). This is data that excludes the impacts of the ports of Sagunto and Gandía as well as the initial use of the three managed ports of APV. Thus, if the more than 7,000 initial positions of Valenciaport and the almost 2,000 posts of the ports of Gandia and Sagunto are added to the estimate of the previous impact (44,303 jobs), the total impact that will reach the three ports of APV (with a Valencian dock with four container terminals) will exceed 53,000 jobs. According to the 2016 indicators, this figure will be close to 2.9% of the total employment of the Valencian Community. The president of APV delivered on Monday night the inaugural conference of the VI Forum of Economy and Business organized by the College of Economists of Valencia under the title “The port of Valencia. His role in the Valencian and national economy. The extension proposal. The effects of the current international trade on the port and its activity”. “The port of Valencia”, explained Aurelio Martínez, “has been, for years, a key factor in the Spanish and Valencian economy. 35% of the containers destined for Spanish foreign trade pass through its terminals. It is the port of Valencia, but also of Murcia, the two Castillas and a large area of ​​influence where the capital is also. We are the port of Madrid, since more than 60% of the containers in its area are managed from the port of Valencia.” The president of APV provided data to show that Valencia is the first Spanish port in total container traffic, the first in import / export, the second in total traffic calculated in tons and the first in general cargo and in Ro-Ro traffic. The area of ​​influence of the port of Valencia reaches 55.5% of Spanish GDP (compared to 26% of the port of Barcelona, ​​39% of Bilbao or 15% of Algeciras); and taking into account the weight of its traffic on the Spanish areas most related to foreign trade, the port of Valencia is within reach of 60% of the import/export potential of the Spanish economy, compared to 33% of accessibility of the port of Barcelona, 38% of Bilbao or 11% of Algeciras. He added, “The railroad is increasingly important for the port. We manage more than 75 trains a week to Valenciaport and we are connected to the Madrid-Central-Portugal, Mediterranean-Atlantic, Mediterranean and Mediterranean-Cantabrian corridors”. In an international context, Aurelio Martínez placed Valencia in a position of advantage thanks to its transoceanic port. “Maritime transport is responsible for 90% of the transport of world trade. Without shipping, intercontinental trade, transportation of any type of raw materials or the current flow of export-import traffic of goods and food at affordable prices would be impossible. The current vessels, with a growing size, have a very sophisticated technology and environmental requirements that require large investments; and in Valencia we are in first division. We compete in Champions. We are the 26 port of the world; and that supposes a great advantage for an economy that has made the export sector one of its main economic engines”, he said. Using an example, he explained that Valenciaport is a hub port where the balance of import-export with transhipment enables economies of scale that result in more competitive prices on freight and all logistics services, in addition to expanding global connectivity. “For merchandise we are, as the Frankfurt airport is for people. More than 60% of travelers passing through Frankfurt do not even visit Germany. They go to other parts of the world; but the Germans have a few minutes of taxi to take a plane that will take them nonstop anywhere in the world. That is a competitive advantage for our economy”, said the president. Wondering about the mission of a port, he stated that, “if we accept that a port is nothing other than a logistic node located in a territory to which it provides integrated services in corridors, forming networks through which goods flow, the mission of a The port is none other than contributing to the economic and social development of its area of ​​influence, improving its competitiveness; and for this, you need good accessibility to your Foreland and your Hinterland, work with the shortest possible time (reduce times of scale), achieve reliability / punctuality in your services and work in the most competitive way, through efficient management minimizing your costs, offering the greatest amount and quality of services possible”. Precisely, Aurelio Martínez explained that Valenciaport works with environmental objectives that pass through a port with zero emissions and energy self-sufficiency in 2030. “To do this,” he explained, “we are developing feasibility studies for the installation of a wind farm, implementing the photovoltaic solar energy, replacing the APV fleet of vehicles with hybrids and electric vehicles, waiting for the Puerto de Valencia electrical substation to be authorized to connect the ships to the grid when they are docked at the port and studying the supply of other clean fuels such as LNG and hydrogen; in these last two cases with tangible projects and investments”. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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