The president of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), Aurelio Martínez, took part in an informative breakfast organised by ASECAM.

Martínez indicated that “we are working on a new Strategic Plan for the Sagunto area which will involve the participation of the port community”.

He assures that “we have to think about the future needs of the port and begin to study a new expansion of the Port of Sagunto”.

 The president of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), Aurelio Martínez, has highlighted that Valenciaport’s business plan contemplates investments of more than 86 million euros in the Port of Sagunto until 2026, “a key site for the present and future of the Camp de Morvedre region and the Valencian Community as a whole”.
The president of the APV took part in a breakfast organised by the Business Association of Camp de Morvedre (ASECAM), together with the president of the institution, Cristina Plumed, and the mayor of Sagunto, Darío Moreno.

The head of Valenciaport recalled that “a Strategic Plan is being drawn up for the port of Sagunto for the coming years, which will involve the participation of the companies and the port community operating in this enclave. In this plan we have to design the future of Valenciaport, and if we think about these needs we have to work with our sights set on 25 years from now”. In this sense, Martínez pointed out that “we have to analyse future traffic and see how the third dock can be built according to the forecasts of this traffic”.
Likewise, Martínez stressed that “the port of Valencia no longer has the capacity to grow, so its natural growth passes through the port of Sagunto”, which is why the connection between the two port facilities “is something that will have to be reconsidered because it will be necessary to connect these two infrastructures in the future”. Finally, the president of the APV pointed out that the Valenciaport facilities have been key to the future installation of the Volkswagen gigafactory in the city, “especially for its imports”.

With regard to the investments planned in the Business Plan for the Sagunto area, more than 10 million euros will be earmarked for the development of the northern area and the adaptation of the jetty. “We are already working on this project with the call for tenders for the promenade, for which five companies have submitted bids”, recalled Aurelio Martínez. The Plan also includes 25 million euros for rail and road accessibility, and more than 40 million for the creation and development of new moorings and surfaces.

For her part, Cristina Plumed has assured that “the Port of Sagunto has had a lot to do with Volkswagen’s decision to locate its future giant battery factory in Parc Sagunt II. We hope that this will allow the port to continue to grow and also to speed up the infrastructures that are still pending and which are still on the agenda of ASECAM’s demands, not forgetting the connection between the ports of Valencia and Sagunto, which we consider to be something very necessary”, said the president of ASECAM, Cristina Plumed.

On the other hand, the Mayor of Sagunto emphasised that the city’s port “is a multi-purpose port, and this has its advantages, but also its disadvantages, although it is true that the limitations must gradually be ironed out and it is true that there has been a change in this respect in recent years out of will and also out of necessity”. Finally, Moreno highlighted the request for collaboration with the port community for the development of the future strategic plan of the APV, “so that the infrastructure responds to the economic interests around it and allows our companies to be more competitive”.