Ports seek alliances with carriers, freight forwarders and producers/exporters of fruits and vegetables
- De la Encina highlights the growth margin and possibilities offered by this type of traffic to ports.
10-23-2019 (Ministry of Development). The president of Puertos del Estado, Salvador de la Encina, has visited the Ports of Spain stand representing fifteen Port Authorities at the Fruit Attraction 2019 fair that is being held in Madrid.
De la Encina has declared that this event, the most important one of those held in Southern Europe, is a good opportunity for ports to consolidate alliances with carriers, freight forwarders and producers/exporters of fruits and vegetables. Despite already registering high annual growth (more than 12.5%), ports have great potential for further growth, said the president of Puertos del Estado.
The more than 11.5 million tons of fruits, vegetables and legumes that circulated through Spanish ports in 2018 have turned Spain into Europe's leading supplier of this type of product, considering that approximately 50% of these products arrive from other countries en route to the European market.