The Port Bahía de Algeciras, located in a geostrategic enclave, has positioned itself as the leader of the Mediterranean and the Spanish port system when it comes to the traffic of goods, reaching a record 107 million tons. According to Gerardo Landaluce, president of the Port Authority of Algeciras, the Port Authority has a clear road map to continue this trend, adhering to “three strategic lines of action: competitiveness, sustainable development and innovation.” Besides, the fruit and vegetable production sector in Spain and its unstoppable increase in exports make it a sector to be taken into account as an ally for the port.
For this reason, on November 12, Fruit Logistica will be holding a special day with the support and collaboration of the Port of Algeciras, which will serve to analyze the challenges that the logistics sector must face in the transport of fruits and vegetables. It also aims to promote the maritime shipment of refrigerated cargo from this Port.
The event will be opened by Gerardo Landaluce, president of the Bahía de Algeciras Port Authority, who will welcome attendees to this day organized by Fruit Logistica in collaboration with the port institution.
Next, they will address the challenges that the producing sector is facing. This will be carried out by Enrique Colilles, Trops manager, and Iván Hernández, head of the R&D Department at Doñana 1998.
Trops, the leading cooperative in Europe in the field of avocado and mango production, complements its production with that from distant markets, such as Peru or Chile, and is a leading name in the tropical sector. For its part, Doñana 1998 will analyze the key factors in which its R&D department is working to extend the shelf life of its berries and manage to reach its markets of interest by sea.
Analyzing the logistics services offered by the Port Bahía de Algeciras, Álvaro Lanao, Reefer Manager of the French shipping company CMA CGM, will outline the work carried out by the firm on its overseas routes - such as Moín-Algeciras, which currently has an 11-day transit - and will give a forecast for the near-medium term. For her part, Isabel Sánchez-Trasancos, Chief of the Border Inspection Post of Algeciras, will share the requirements to be met by fresh products arriving by sea.
Lastly, and as one of the fair's organizers, Ms. Silvia de Juanes, communications director of Fruit Logistica for Spain and Latin America, will present the fair's proposals aimed at the logistics sector with the celebration of the Logistics Hub cycle.