Valenciaport and the Chinese port of Tianjin promote a technological platform for the improvement and increase of their commercial relations

This tool will make it possible to streamline the “end to end” information of the commercial chain between both ports.

The port of Tianjin is the 10th in the world in container traffic.

With this agreement, both ports strengthen their collaboration after the agreements signed in 2017.

Valencia, October the 31st 2018. – Valenciaport and the Chinese port of Tianjin, the tenth port in the world in container traffic, have agreed to develop a technological tool for the exchange of logistical information that will streamline the “end to end” information of the commercial chain between both ports. On behalf of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), this tool is being developed by technicians from the Valenciaport Foundation and Infoport and, by Tianjin, representatives of the Institute of Information Technology of Peking University (Peking University Information Technology Institute, Tianjin).

Within the framework of this collaboration they met last week at the headquarters of PAV, managers and technicians of both ports. The meeting was chaired by Aurelio Martínez, president of Valenciaport and by the head of the Tianjin port, Zhu Zhenyu. After the meeting, the delegation of the port of Tianjin made a visit to Noatum Container Terminal València in which Sun Kai, CEO of Noatum Ports demonstrated the capacity of the terminal that manages the company in the port of Valencia and noted the opportunity provided by for both ports the launch of the information exchange platform: “Remember that the port of Tianjin is the tenth in the world in terms of container terminal and the port of Valencia is the first in Spain. Both have a wide scope to collaborate and I think the time to do it has arrived, “he said.

In this sense, Aurelio Martínez, president of the port of Valencia, stressed the importance of facilitating trade with China “an exporting and importing power with which we must simplify the procedures”. Also, the president of Valenciaport said that a logistical information exchange platform “will facilitate the commercial relations between Tianjin (which represents 15 million containers) and us, something that benefits both parties.”

In addition, this technological agreement between both ports will benefit the Valencian and Spanish importer / exporter power, as pointed out by Inmaculada García, managing director of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV) during the working meeting. “It all adds up. This collaboration between both ports will allow the relations between Tianjin and the Valencian Community to be more fruitful and that the Valencian businessmen can, through both ports, improve and increase commercial relations.

For his part, Miguel Llop, director of Information Technologies of the Valenciaport Foundation said that “Cosco is a great collaborator of the port of Valencia as well as the Noatum terminal, which offers us the ideal scenario to create real cases and concept tests of technologies that can be collaborative between these two countries and between these two ports. In this line, Jose Oliver, managing director of Infoport, explained during the visit to the Noatum terminal “What we expect from this collaboration is to share experiences and that we open the possibility of collaboration – if possible in the short term – so that in matters of mutual interest and in technological matters we can jointly develop future projects “.

Valenciaport and Tianjin relations 

Last year, Valenciaport and the Chinese port of Tianjin signed several agreements with the aim of improving trade between the areas of influence of both ports and their respective countries.

The port of Tianjin is the fifth Chinese port in commercial relations with Valenciaport. In particular, last year 610,000 tons of goods and 40,000 containers were exchanged. It represents 8.86% of the traffic in tons of Valenciaport with China, 5.35% in containers.