The export of Spanish produce, representing more than 2 million tons of fruit, vegetables and legumes, grew by 14% in 2019. Spain's ports offer a wide range of connections and services at the Fruit Logistica Fair
More than 12 million tons in fruit and vegetable produce have passed through Spain's ports
- Bahía de Algeciras, Valencia, Barcelona, Las Palmas and S.C. Tenerife accounted for almost 85% of the port traffic in fruit and vegetable produce in 2019.
- 14 Spanish ports, coordinated by Puertos del Estado, will offer their services and facilities at Europe's largest fair in the sector.
02-04-2020 (Ministry of Transportation, Mobility and Urban Agenda). Spain has become one of Europe's leading suppliers of fruit, vegetables and legumes, both homegrown and produce in transit, from other continents en route to third countries. Thus, provisional closing figures for 2019 reflect total traffic of more than 12 million tons of fruit and vegetable produce, representing a 4% increase over last year. Of this amount, more than 2 million tons referred to exports of Spanish produce, which increased by 14%, and 5.5 million (+13.4%) represented produce in transit.
According to the latest data published by FEPEX, the Spanish Federation of Associations of Fruit & Vegetable Exporters and Producers, in 2018 more than 12.5 million tons of Spanish produce were exported, generating revenues of 12,832 million Euros. That same year, nearly 12% of such exports- more than 1.6 million tons- were delivered by sea; the most active ports were Valencia, S.C. Tenerife, Las Palmas, Bahía de Algeciras, Barcelona, Bilbao and Bahía de Cádiz, as they gathered close to 88% of all port traffic.
FRUIT LOGISTICA: A FULL RANGE OFFERED BY SPAIN'S PORTS
Spain's ports have been present at Berlin's Fruit Logistica Fair offering a powerful range of products and services targeted at the fresh fruit and vegetable market. At the "Ports of Spain" stand, under the motto "CONNECTING THE WORLD TO FRESH FOOD", 12 Port Authorities (Almería, Bahía de Algeciras, Bahía de Cádiz, Bilbao, Castellón, Huelva, Málaga, Motril, Santander, Tarragona, S.C. Tenerife and Valencia), in addition to Barcelona and Cartagena, which have their own stand, are offering 85 million m2 of inland surface and deposit areas, refrigerating warehouses with a capacity of nearly 2 million m3, more than 300,000 meters of linear berthing, connections with any port in the world, cross-border inspection points (PIF), phytosanitary services, and all types of logistic solutions.
Spain's ports are ideal for the import and export of fruit and vegetable produce, because almost 85% of all imports and 60% of all exports in Spain are carried out through national ports. This is why Fruit Logistica provides an excellent opportunity to establish contact with the main suppliers on this market and to remain positioned as the world's top exporter of fruit and vegetables. The Fair is held every year and has more than 3,200 exhibitors based on the latest data available. It is visited by over 78,000 professionals from 130 countries.