PORT AUTHORITY

A Coruña Port Authority
Description
The Port Authority of A Coruña is promoting a business model known as Advanced Landlord Port which is leader of the integral offer. Under this model, the Port Authority provides port space and infrastructures and regulates the operations conducted within the port area, but does not provide port or commercial services such as those of a technical-nautical nature (pilotage, towage and mooring), cargo handling, MARPOL waste reception or passenger-related services, among others. The port of Coruña has a high energy component. It must remain a benchmark in new, clean, green energy, creating a Hub of Renewable Energies, from the generation, transport, storage and industrial development of its construction, based on R + D + i. The development of the Outer Port seeks to align with the European objectives of Sustainability, Development of Renewable Energies and Energy Transition.
Bilbaoport
Description
A privileged geographic location, with modern and functional facilities and a wide range of maritime services available to all international markets...all these factors combine and contribute to making the Port of Bilbao one of the leading ports in Europe.
With the clear objetive of becoming the reference port in Atlantic Axis traffic and promoting the competitiveness of its customers and the economic activity of its area of influence, the Port of Bilbao focuses its efforts and resources on improving its logistics capacity, on setting up new infrastructures and services and on an unequivocal commitment to innovation.
What´s more, the Port of Bilbao has magnificent intermodal connections that further strengthen its potential in terms of logistics.
And all of this while ensuring sustainability and with the utmost respect for the environment.
Port of Gijon
Description
The port of Gijón is one of the main seaports of the Atlantic Arc and is the leading port for solid bulk movement in Spain. Its facilities are suited to new market requirements in terms of depths, quays and storage areas and provide services with the best quality standards.
The Port of Gijón embraces commercial activities as well as nautical sports, tourism, fishing and shipbuilding, and covers an extensive coastal strip from the present-day marina in the city center (old local port), to the El Musel and Aboño area.
Currently, the Port of Gijón is Spain’s main bulk carrier port and one of the most important of all the Atlantic Arc, thanks mainly to imports of coal and iron ore from countries such as the United States of America, Brazil, Russia, Canada for the steel plants and thermal power stations. Also important are the inbound shipments of liquid bulk, as well as a wide variety outbound shipments including cement and general merchandise, represented mainly by container transport.

One of the main expansions of the port took place between 2005 and 2010 with the construction in El Musel of the Enlargement Project, which, starting from Cape Torres, has allowed 170 hectares of land to be gained and 175 hectares of calm waters, approximately doubling what had been carried out since 1892-1893, while at the same time increasing the draft to more than 23 meters deep.

The evolution of the Port of Gijón has been a constant in recent years as regards its different services, facilities and commercial activities, and its traditional services have seen the addition of fishing, cruise ship traffic, and water sports, while not forgetting shipbuilding (shipyards).
The commitment of society today to sustainability is driving the entire economy towards a more sustainable development.

For this reason the Environmental Strategy of the Port Authority of Gijón (PAG) is focused on making the Port of Gijón an environmental reference port at the national and European level, thus improving its competitiveness in the sector and providing the port with the added value of sustainable management.

The fundamental pillar for the development of this Environmental Strategy is its Environmental Policy defined in the framework of its Environmental Management System, which allows it to identify its most significant environmental impacts and act on them by continuously improving the environmental management of the organization. Among these, air quality is for the Port of Gijón, main bulk carrier port of Spain, a priority objective.
The Port of Gijón has participated since 1992 in more than 60 initiatives co-financed with European funds with a clear objective: progress. Through its involvement in community initiatives and the teamwork with consortia of European organizations, it makes possible the developing of actions that facilitate competitiveness and sustainability of port business, improving the operations and therefore the profitability of our possible customers.
PORT AUTHORITY OF VALENCIA
Description
The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), which trades under the name of VALENCIAPORT, is the public body responsible for running and managing three state-owned ports along an 80km stretch of the Mediterranean coast in Eastern Spain: Valencia, Sagunto and Gandia.
Valenciaport is a major gateway to Europe in Spain and plays also a significant role as a redistribution center in Western Mediterranean since some 53% of its containerized cargo is transshipment. Main regional and national industrial sectors benefiting of Valenciaport facilities and services includes car & equipment manufacturing, building materials, agricultural products, consumer goods, energy products, iron and steel products, and chemical products. Valenciaport is the main gateway in Spain for trade with China (Asia), the USA (America) and Algeria (Africa), among many other countries.
To cope with current challenges Valenciaport strategy concentrates on market orientation, service efficiency, intermodal and logistic integration, and economic, environmental and social sustainability, supported all those aspects by a timing incorporation of new technologies.
Port of Algeciras
Description
The Port of Algeciras is located at the strategic spot for global maritime of the Strait of Gibraltar and particularly, in the Bay of Algeciras, with excellent natural conditions and advanced port facilities that have allowed to consolidate it among the top EU commercial ports by exceeding the record figure of 100 million tons total throughput.

In fact, The Port of Algeciras, is the 1st Spanish and 4th European port in terms of total cargo and the 6th European port in total container throughput in 2020. Main figures in 2020 are: 107,3 M Tons total traffic, 5,1 M TEUs, 1,5 M passengers (6,1 M passengers in 2019 before Covid-19), 2 M Tons of bunker and 18.322 vessel port calls (29.070 port calls in 2019 before Covid-19), 1.2 million vehicles – more than 370.000 HGVs - that make the Port of Algeciras Bay the maritime bridge between Europe and Africa.

With more than 110.000 ships/year crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, Algeciras is offering a superior quality of service, reliability, completeness, and connectivity promoting a one-stop-shop port concept for vessel services (bunkering, repairs, ship supplies and others). In such a context, Algeciras Port is the first port in Europe in terms of efficiency as regards to the container port performance index (World Bank Group & HIS Markit, 2020) and one of the TOP10 EU ports according to the Port liner shipping connectivity index (LSCI, elaborated by the UNCTAD in 2020).
Port of Aveiro
Description
The APA - Administração do Porto de Aveiro, S.A. [APA], as the port administration, ensures the exercise of necessary competences to regulate Port of Aveiro operation in their multiple aspects. Port of Aveiro is an industrial and modern port located in the center of Portugal, specialized in breakbulk cargo, solid and liquid bulk and project cargoes, serving the vast economic hinterland of the central and northern part of the country, and the center of Spain as well. Annually the port is responsible for handling a cargo of approximately 5.5 million tons and more than 1.000 vessels, which makes it the fifth largest national port.
Port of Cork
Description
The Port of Cork is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk and Cruise.
The Port of Galway
Description
The Port of Galway is the most central port on the West Coast of Ireland - it is in the sheltered eastern corner of Galway Bay. We are a stand-alone economic entity with a mandate to sustain and grow the business of the Port of Galway. Our aim is to ensure that the Port remains at the heart of Galway City’s economic and social development. The Port currently occupies c. 32 acres of inner docklands in Galway City. These lands include the actual working dock, roads, adjacent quays and the sites in the ownership of the company. These sites are leased to the various industries such as oil companies etc. We also have our own car parks and the Harbour offices on these lands. There is approximately 1,800 sq m. of covered storage, various yards and open storage. There are nine berths with a total quay length of 1189 metres. There are 40 dedicated marina berths in the harbour. The Port of Galway has for some years, been developing proposals for an extension of the harbour to address severe constraints to our operations. We are at an advanced stage of planning in respect of the relocation and extension of the existing port. The new port will be a modern, sustainable facility, well connected with Europe and beyond and with ready access to modern rail, motorway and telecommunication links. It will also enable the installation and service of offshore wind energy off the West Coast.
Port of Vigo
Description
The Port of Vigo is an excellent natural port, located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula 45 miles south of the northern Atlantic line, with great influence in this area, northern Portugal and the contiguous regions (Autonomic Communities).With more than 14.000 hectares of harboring waters, the Port of Vigo is sheltered from weather inclemency by the Cíes Islands and the Morrazo Peninsula, which makes it functional and available the 365 days of the year and it is considered a high safe Port.
The land Service Area (SA) of the Port of Vigo covers an area of 2,572,577 sqm over five municipalities. On the left side of the estuary, the SA extends along the municipalities of Vigo, Redondela and Vilaboa. On the north side, along the municipalities of Moaña and Cangas. Most of the infrastructure and port facilities for freight, passenger and fishing are located in the municipality of Vigo (over a total of 2,048,854 sqm). In the remaining SA are located sections of lands of public port domain, that hold several concessions, mainly docks for fishing traffic with cold stores and warehouses, besides facilities for shipbuilding and repair, being interrupted by beaches, which are excluded from the service area.