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17 November 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:41 GMT+1



October 24, 2018

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The ports of Barcelona and Valencia anticipate projects in order to increase the containerized trade ability remarkablly

The objective is of being able to enliven five and respective 12 million one per year teu

The Spanish ports of Barcelona and Valencia have announced the definition of projects for the important new realization harbour works, giving a jolt to the entire European market harbour in which for a long time by now actions did not come programmed meaningful new infrastructural participations to answer to the increase of the traffics and it was limited to us to by now get ahead or to fulfillment projects for the construction of new going back harbour structures to various years ago.

Even if it has specified that draft of a objective in the long term, the president of the Harbour Authority of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa, has announced that the agency has started the drawing up of preliminary studies for the construction of a third container terminal that would be realized between 12 and 15 years from today close of the Dam South, in front of the terminal Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST). Conesa has evidenced that in the last decade the traffic of the container enlivened from the Catalan harbour port of call has recorded an increase of +15% and that the new work would allow to answer to the ulterior previewed increase giving with the port a total ability to traffic pairs to 4,5-5 million teu regarding current three the million. The president of the harbour authority has specified that however before to start the constructive phase other studies will come municipal in order to estimate if such increase of the traffic ability will be revealed necessary, but have specified that meantime is right to begin preliminary investigations for being ready to giving course to the executive phase of the project if the appraisals confirmed the necessity to increase the ability to containerized trade of the port.

Ambitious is also the plan of widening of the port of Valencia deliberated from the board of directors of the Harbour Authority that he previews to raise the ability to containerized trade of the port of call of five million teu passing from seven 12 million teu. The widening close consists in the construction of a new container terminal of the external dams of the port with a total investment of 1,2 billion euros, of which 400 million at the expense of the Harbour Authority. The new terminal, whose operations of handling of cargos will be completely automated, will have a line of dock of two linear kilometers and total areas for 137 hectares. However they could be initially realized alone phases of the project, with a first phase that previews the realization at least 800 linear meters of docks and areas for 49 hectares. The duration of the relative contract of concession could vary between 35 and 50 years according to a partial realization or completes of the project.

So as Conesa, also the general manager of the Harbour Authority of Valencia, Francesc Sánchez, has specified that draft of a project in the long term, but has been specified that it is necessary to realize the work as between six or seven years the port could incur in serious problems which had to a deficiency of ability.


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