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Valenciaport Promotes Its Wide Connectivity And Strategic Location For Europe-Asia Maritime Traffic In Shanghai

Valenciaport promotes its wide connectivity and strategic location for Europe-Asia maritime traffic in Shanghai

COVID-19 does not prevent Valenciaport from participating in person with a stand in the China International Import Export (CIIE) contest – November 9, 2020 In addition to the “on-site” service provided by Chinese agents on behalf of APV, Valencia offers personalized telematic monitoring with the main prescribers participating in the Fair. Through Valenciaport, 84 Chinese ports are accessed. 44% of the containers handled with origin or
destination China in the Spanish port system pass through Valencia The Port Authority of Valencia (APV) is exhibiting at the China International Import Export (CIIE) contest its wide connectivity with the Far East and the competitiveness of its infrastructures and services that position it as a strategic hub in the Mediterranean for maritime traffic between Europe and Asia . In this contest, APV has a face-to-face stand managed by Chinese commercial agents and personalized virtual attention from Valencia with the prescribers for the exchange of information on the services and opportunities for Chinese and Asian companies offered by Valenciaport. With this double attention to the Asian market – the CIIE is one of the leading world fairs in the logistics sector – Valenciaport ensures the continuity and updating of contacts in a decisive forum for world trade derived from the Asian basin. Despite COVID-19, Valenciaport could not miss the CIIE; in fact, the health and economic crisis derived from the pandemic has not prevented the commercial team of APV from continuing to work with the aim of reinforcing leadership in Asian markets. A position that facilitates access to the main ports in the Asian market, since through Valenciaport it has been commercially connected with 84 Chinese ports. Thus, it should be noted that 44% of the containers handled with origin or destination China in the Spanish port system are managed from Valenciaport. Of these, 46% are full containers (import), while 32% of TEUs that use Spain as a hub to redistribute containers in transit from China go through València. Valenciaport is the main port to mobilize goods from China to North Africa, which represent 70% of the goods unloaded in transit. On the other hand, 50% of the traffic that is shipped in transit to China comes from Canada and Brazil. Valenciaport is the fourth European port and the 21st in the world in connectivity, according to data from UNCTAD, the United Nations organization for economic development; and the main Spanish port in container traffic. From its central position in the Mediterranean, it serves a hinterland that includes – in addition to the Valencian Community – Madrid, Murcia, Andalusia or Aragon, among other regions. All of this places Valenciaport as a fundamental logistics enclave for the Chinese community and the cities related to the Silk Road to access Spain and Europe. Along these lines, the PAV is stating in China that the Valencian port, which combines export / import traffic with transshipments, maintained commercial connections with almost 1,000 ports in 168 different countries during 2019 and operated with 98 regular lines managed by 35 different shipping companies. The PAV also takes advantage of its presence in this event to disseminate the commitment it is making to new infrastructures, such as the improvement of rail networks and digitization platforms, with tools such as ValenciaportPCS that facilitate the management of companies operating in ports. from València, Sagunto and Gandía. The Shanghai CIIE is organized by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and is held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in the Qingpu district (Shanghai) with the presence of more than 3,800 companies from 180 countries and with more than 400,000 visitors. The basic objective of this event is to become an open cooperation platform at an international level, promoting economic globalization and contributing to the construction of the Silk Road. Present at large promotional events Valenciaport continues with its promotional activity in the main world events in the logistics, port and tourism sector to present the news and services of the Valencian ports to its clients and prescribers. Since the beginning of the year, the commercial activity of the PAV has been present in the most important national and world events related to the activity of the port, a line of work that has been maintained with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic that has modified many of these events that have become virtual. The PAV has adapted its promotion and marketing tools to the virtual format for each of the telematic contests, which has been combined with face-to-face assistance at fairs that have been held, such as the China International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) or the China International Import Export (CIIE). Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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