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Valenciaport Strengthens Its Africa-Europe Bridge Strategy In Morocco

Valenciaport strengthens its Africa-Europe bridge strategy in Morocco

Valenciaport Strengthens Its Africa-Europe Bridge Strategy In MoroccoSource: Valenciaport

Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) November 29, 2019 – Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) has attended the VIII Hispanic-Moroccan Business Meeting of the Maritime, Transport and Logistics Sector, held in Tangier this week. The Valenciaport delegation, headed by its commercial and business development director, Mar Chao, presented Valenciaport’s competitive advantages as a hub port for the main ports in Morocco, among which its high connectivity and its environmental policies have stood out. The commercial and business development director of the APV has announced that, given the interest detected among Moroccan entrepreneurs in the area, Valenciaport will increase its presence in this forum next year.

The port of Valencia maintains an important network of connections with Moroccan ports that is reflected not only as the destination of the large bus routes, but in the more than 50 weekly connections with up to 10 ports in Morocco. The intense contact between Valenciaport with the Maghreb country makes Valencia an important commercial asset for Morocco, because of the connectivity and capabilities of its facilities and services the Port of Valencia serves ships of dimensions and routes that could hardly work with enclaves of Africa.

In 2018, Valenciaport channeled 1.94 million tons of merchandise with Morocco, being the main port of the destination Casablanca. This makes Morocco the ninth country in merchandise traffic. With regard to container traffic, last year the port of Valencia was the entry and exit door for 105,000 full TEUs.

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia

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