Port of Santander becomes the latest member of ECG

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Source: Port of Santander, 2020-10-07

The Port of Santander has joined the ranks of ECG members.

The Port of Santander is a multi-purpose port specialized in Ro-Ro and solid bulk cargo. It has years of experience providing comprehensive services in efficiency, economy, productivity and security. It is the only port in the north of Spain which offers direct connections to the national expressway network, with a toll-free expressway and rail network straggled in every dock and terminal. These are, along with no channel restrictions for vessels, the optimization of economic management, profitability of assets and resources, the main advantages of our port.

Finished Vehicle Logistics is one of the most important activities for the Port of Santander. The Santander Port Authority, along with Puertos del Estado, Comunidad Portuaria and ANFAC (Spanish Association of Car Manufacturers) co-ordinated and led the process to implement a new quality control system for new cars. As a result of this effort the Port of Santander has received the highest rating given by the members of ANFAC for the fifth year in a row.

To reinforce this privileged position, the Port of Santander, has begun the process of building a vertical silo to store new cars, with an investment of 17 million euros, which will create 75,000 square meters of space. An area of reclaimed land of 40,000 square meters will be added to this new storage space. Both of these projects are expected to be finished throughout this year and the next one.

As a consequence of our advanced approach in the treatment of cargo and with the purpose of eliminating the “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug”, in the summer of 2018 the Port of Santander began the thermal treatment of the vehicles whose final destination is Australia and New Zealand. The facilities were improved in 2019, enhancing the treatment by not only cleaning the cars but also the ground where they are stored, grouped according to their destination.

More information on the port can be found on its website: www.puertosantander.es


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