A group of students have returned to tour the inland waters of the Port of Valencia after the restrictions set by COVID-19

In 2019, a pre-pandemic year, 10,000 students from 250 schools from all over Spain visited the Port Authority of Valencia to learn about its operation and facilities

València, October 27th, 2021.- A group of 70 students from the Julio Verne of Torrent and Mestre Ramón Esteve of Catadau schools have embarked this morning to know the Port of Valencia from the inside, an activity that was paralyzed for 20 months due to the protocols set by the COVID-19. The 70 students have traveled in a boat of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), which has departed from the dock of technical-nautical services of the South Quay, the terminal facilities where they have been able to check the operation of loading and unloading operations, the different machinery used, the types of ships, or the products that are transported from the Valencian and Spanish companies to any corner of the world. Likewise, environmental issues also arouse much interest among students who want to know the measures taken by the APV to ensure the quality of water and air in the facilities.

According to José Martín Robles, communications technician in charge of the visits, “we are very pleased to be able to welcome the schools again, the students value the guided visit on board the catamaran very positively. We invite all those who are interested in this visit to contact us so that we can carry it out”.

Since the APV launched this initiative to publicize, in a didactic and informative way, the work carried out in the port, the number of visits has been growing year after year. Thus, in 2015 there were 5,200 students from 120 centers who made this guided tour, a figure that reached 10,000 in 2019 from 250 institutions throughout Spain.

Porto pen to the public

The student visit program consists of two modalities: one aimed at primary and secondary schools; and the other, more specialized, aimed at training centers specializing in foreign trade, logistics or transport and warehousing, among others. The visits for primary and secondary schools consist of a tour by sea and have an approximate duration of one hour. Visits for specialized training centers consist of a multimedia presentation followed by a tour by sea, with a total duration of approximately two hours.

In this regard, only in 2019, a total of 10,000 students from 250 schools throughout Spain took this route, including students from primary school to the popular university. In addition, since 2017, as part of the APV’s commitment to open the port to citizens, visits aimed at individuals and groups interested in learning about the activity that takes place in the port of Valencia were launched.