Valencia has become the largest port on the Med
THE REGIONAL government has offered its support to turn Valencia’s port into the third largest in Europe.
Regional president Ximo Puig said it has already become the most important port on the Mediterranean, making it ‘a linchpin in the development of the Valencia region’.
“We will work together with the port authority and others to do the very best we can,” stated Sr Puig.
A report presented by port authority president, Aurelio Martínez shows that Valencia occupied seventh place in the rankings for the Mediterranean during the 1990s but it has now reached top spot.
“Everything we do to aid the port and join it up to the transport network will help the competitiveness of the businesses which operate in the Valencia region,” added Sr Puig.
The report states that the port employs 38,000 people and brings in €1.8 billion to the local economy each year.
Sr Puig added that the ‘problems’ that Brexit will bring to the area ‘have to be contrasted with the new opportunities that will come our way’.
He said that a new trade treaty with Japan ‘is on the way’ and they are working on a new deal with Mexico.
“We will go to all the areas which are indicated by the European Union to position ourselves in these new markets,” he added.
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