Port of Sevilla aims to grow in project cargo
The Port of Sevilla is planning a port expansion that is specifically aimed at attracting more industry and project cargo. The EU backed investment will see the port develop a new dock area of 17,000 square meters with berthing line that is capable of handling large industrial loads.
The new investments are meant to reinforce the port’s role as a strategic enclave in Andalusia for industrial logistics, the port authority explains, adding that the forecast for industrial logistics is favourable.
“We have a large area, not only to coordinate the operation of loading and unloading, but also for the implementation of manufacturing centres that reduce logistics costs due to the proximity to the pier”, port director Rafael Carmona said.
He added that the port has already moved a variety of large project cargoes, including ABB transformers, wind turbine foundations, bridge sections, aeronautical equipment for Airbus and large beer tanks Heineken, who has a brewery in Sevilla.
The construction of the new facility will be partially financed through the European CEF fund (Connecting Europe Facility).