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Valenciaport is the leading commercial port on the western Mediterranean coast in terms of containerised cargo volumes. Throughout 2010, over 64.0 million tons went through the ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía, 10.81% more than in 2010. These figures consolidate Valenciaport’s leadership. 

Valenciaport ranks first in Spain in terms of container traffic apart from being among the top ten European ports and top fifty world ports in container handling.

Container carrier docking

The Port of Valencia also handles regular passenger traffic to and from the Balearic Islands and Italy and also has an emerging cruise ship market which, in 2008, recorded 164 port calls and 199,335 passengers.

In order to support this level of activity, Valenciaport has modern facilities equipped with competitive services covering a total area of approximately 600 ha. with over 12,000 linear metres of quayside, of which 4,000 metres have water depths of 14 metres or more.

All of this means that Valenciaport plays a highly relevant role in the economic development of its area of influence. It is estimated that Valenciaport provides direct or indirect employment for over 15,000 people and generates business worth over 1.1 billion euros.

 

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