The port of Valencia is considered “a strategic hub in the Mediterranean for reefer maritime traffic, thanks to its extensive connectivity and competitiveness and its infrastructures and services,” said Cristina Rodriguez, head of the commercial department at the Valencia Port Authority. The port has connections with more than 1,000 ports around the world, which benefits Valencian companies and those located in the surrounding area.
“We are the natural port of Madrid,” said Rodríguez, “but we also reach provinces such as Navarra, Rioja, Zaragoza and others.”
In 2020, around 1.3 million tons of products passed through the port, of which one million tons were destined for export, an increase of more than 10% compared to 2019. In August 2021, more than 950,000 tons of fruit and vegetables were handled, indicating a growth trend for which the port is preparing. For 2022, MSC, through its subsidiary, has announced an investment of more than €35 million in the logistics area of the Port of Valencia, which includes the construction of a warehouse specialising in cold logistics for refrigerated and frozen products. Additionally, in the traffic of fruit and vegetables, the port guarantees that any container taken to the facilities of the Border Inspection Post (PIF) is reviewed in under 45 minutes.