The exhibition of the 130th anniversary of the Port of Gandia was inaugurated today in the Paseo de los Borgia

13 elements have been installed representing the 13 decades of the port area with 13 photographs showing the history and evolution of the Port of Gandia

València, October 21th, 2022.- The A port at the service of Gandia, its region, its citizens and its business fabric. The Muelle de los Borgia of the Port of Gandia has hosted the opening of the exhibition that covers the 130 years of the Gandia enclosure. The Mayor of Gandia, José Manuel Prieto, the President of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), Aurelio Martínez, and the curator of the exhibition, Ester Medán, visited this exhibition which highlights the 130 years of the Port of Gandia. An enclosure that was born for the export of oranges by the impulse of the people of La Safor.

The Mayor of Gandia indicated that “this celebration is important as the city has prospered and grown thanks to the Port. Gandia has an unbeatable future because the port also has very good present and future prospects. The Port of Gandia is the living memory of the people of this town. This exhibition allows us to see how trade has evolved and how the city has developed”.

For his part, Aurelio Martínez highlighted the importance of this celebration “for the region of La Safor” and pointed out that in this exhibition one can see “the evolution of the Port from its creation by the local residents to the present day, which shows a part of the history of the city and its prosperity.

The photographs reflect the different periods from the export of oranges to the present day with imports of wood or paper. In fact, yesterday the Finnish ambassador highlighted the relations between this port and her country”.
Visitors walking along the Paseo de los Borgia will find 13 elements representing the 13 decades of the port area with 13 photographs showing the history and evolution of the Port of Gandia. These images have been selected in collaboration with the historical archive of Gandia and its town council, who have lent the photographs. In addition, the photographer Pep Aparisi has also participated and has provided two images which will be at the head and at the end of the exhibition.

Dynamism of activity in 2022

According to the latest data from the PAV’s Statistical Bulletin for September, in the first nine months of the year, 194,642 tonnes of goods have been moved through the Gandia site, representing an improvement of 25.25% compared to the same period in 2021. Of these, 78% are imports and the rest are products for export. A total of 63 ships have called at the Port of Gandia to carry out some commercial operation, eight more than last year. This traffic is beginning to recover the figures prior to the COVID-19 crisis for a port which currently maintains commercial relations with 23 ports in 11 countries.

Imports of paper and pulp, with 83,006 tonnes and an increase of 20%, is the main merchandise handled by the precinct. This is followed by imports of other steel products, with 49,469 tonnes, double that of the previous year. In third place are exports of chemical products with 41,899 tonnes, a figure similar to that of 2021.