Thanks to our strategic location and our dynamic area of influence, the Port of Valencia is a key player in Spain’s foreign trade
The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), which trades under the name of VALENCIAPORT, is the public body responsible for running and managing three state-owned ports along an 80km stretch of the Mediterranean coast in Eastern Spain: Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía.
The PAV, like other port authorities in Spain, reports to the Ministry of Development and is governed by Spanish Legislative Royal Decree 2/2011 of 5 September under which the recast text of the Spanish Law on State-Owned Ports and the Merchant Navy was passed. This harmonised law lays down:
- PAV’s role and functions as assigned by law.
- PAV’s organisational structure.
Additionally, the PAV Strategic Plan establishes the mission and the strategic objectives to be achieved by the port in the coming years.
Valenciaport is Spain’s leading Mediterranean port in terms of commercial traffic, mostly containerised cargo, due to its dynamic area of influence and an extensive network connecting it to major world ports.
Valenciaport boasts a tightly-linked Port Community, due to innovative elements such as its Quality Mark and the valenciaportpcs.net technology platform, and comprising all public and private economic agents providing services through the ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía.
Valenciaport is not only a key element in promoting the Valencia Region abroad, but also the maritime gateway for production and consumer goods to and from the entire Iberian Peninsula.
Our leadership is based on:
Valenciaport is the first and last port of call for regular shipping lines operating in the Western Mediterranean, providing the following advantages
- The closest commercial port to the Suez-Gibraltar axis – the main route for interoceanic shipping lines.
- High capacity for concentrating and distributing traffic in the Western Mediterranean.
In addition, our geostrategic position on the Iberian Peninsula makes us a natural port for interoceanic goods traffic by providing:
- Reduced land transport time.
- Well connected to distribute goods to and from all areas of the Iberian Peninsula.
Area of influence
Valenciaport is the perfect choice for any shipping lines because of its powerful area of direct influence – among the most dynamic in Europe – and its location close to southern European and north African countries.
- Valenciaport’s direct area of influence has a radius of 350km – an area that generates 51% of Spain’s GDP and includes half of Spain’s entire working population.
- Valenciaport is located in the heart of the Valencia Region, and has excellent road and rail connections to the centre of Spain, making it the ideal natural port for Madrid, and an essential platform for the entire Iberian Peninsula.
- As a hub for the entire Western Mediterranean, Valenciaport efficiently distributes goods over a radius of 2,000km, both in southern EU countries and in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), representing a huge market of 270 million consumers.
Valenciaport has regular interoceanic and regional connections with other major world ports.
Valenciaport offers a complete network of connections with major world ports thanks to:
- Over 100 regular lines, among which are the world’s largest shipping companies.
- Multiple regional connections that give Valenciaport an extensive capillary network for goods transport.
Valenciaport is the best and most efficient option for maritime trade in southern Europe, with connections to over 1000 ports throughout the world.
The Port Authority of Valencia has port and intermodal infrastructure that make port activities and goods transport highly efficient and with competitive charges and tariffs.
Guaranteed quality service.