The port of the Bay of Cadiz will have 12,200 m2 for commercial developments
De la Encina announces the approval of the Delimitation of Port Spaces and Uses
- Investments in Andalusian ports of general interest will exceed €191 Million in 2019, of which more than €17 Million will correspond to the Bay of Cadiz
07-12-2019 (Ministry of Development). The president of Puertos del Estado, Salvador de la Encina, accompanied by the Government Delegate in Andalusia, Lucrecio Fernandez, held a working meeting with the president of the Port Authority of the Bay of Cadiz, Teófila Martinez, in which they reviewed all issues of interest to the port of Cadiz. At the end of the meeting, Salvador de la Encina publicly announced the immediate signing of the DEUP (Delimitation of Port Spaces and Uses) by the Ministry of Development, an instrument that determines the service area of state-owned ports and their uses, including the spaces necessary for the development of port activity.
According to De la Encina, the new DEUP, motivated by the need to modify the current uses and assign spaces for harbor-city interaction in line with the current situation, and the port exploitation forecasts, will allow the removal of 12,240 m2 in the Free Trade Zone of the Port where the old spaces operated by Altadis are located, so that the Free Trade Zone Consortium can market them.
In addition, the president of Puertos del Estado has announced at the conclusion that soon there will be a resolution by Adif, regarding the rail connection of Bajo de La Cabezuela, as well as progress in the search for solutions for the operation of the new Container Terminal.
250 companies and 11,000 jobs dependent on the port of Cadiz speak clearly of the importance and the economic impact of the port in the economy of the province and the Autonomous Community. A port in which €17.1 Million will be invested in 2019. Nevertheless, I am aware, De la Encina concluded, of the needs and demands of the ports (new operating regulations and new specifications, staffing needs...) so we will continue to work in a coordinated manner so that Cadiz, like the rest of the ports, can continue to be the driving force behind the development of the Spanish economy.
Prior to the intervention of the president of Puertos del Estado, Teófila Martínez thanked the State representatives for their visit, expressing the usefulness of the meeting to solve and set in motion actions that will allow the port of Cadiz to continue growing and face the challenges of the immediate future with guarantees of success.
Lastly, the Government Delegate in Andalusia insisted on the importance of ports and logistics areas for the Andalusian economy, and the Government's firm commitment to the connection with the railway, highlighting the planned investment in 2019 of more than €350 Million for the Murcia-Almería connection that would give access to the Mediterranean Corridor, and another €225 Million for the improvement of the Bobadilla-Algeciras line.