The incorporation of the Ciudad de Valencia ship to the Cadiz-Canarias line last August 2020 has allowed Naviera Armas Trasmediterranea to increase banana exports from the Canary Islands to the peninsula.
It's worth noting that, when the ship was launched, the general director of the shipping company, Francisco Oviedo, reiterated the shipping company's commitment to the main Banana Producer Organizations. "Naviera and banana producers have maintained a close relationship for years, reaching an annual transport of up to 200 million kilos from the different islands that are destined for the ripening centers and markets throughout the peninsula."
In addition, in its commitment to the ecological transition and respect for the environment, the subsidiary of Naviera Armas Trasmediterranea, Hermes Logística, is in the process of renewing its fleet of refrigerated semi-trailers with the incorporation of 70 multi-temperature units, part of its plan to renovate 200 units before the end of 2022.
This technology is more respectful with the environment as it reduces the engine's fuel use by up to 30% and reduces the vibration and noise levels by 3 Db (A). It features streamlined, ultra-efficient evaporators and a new State V diesel engine with a new APX control system.
In addition, Naviera Armas Trasmediterranea has recently installed 12 electric charging points linked to the agreement on good environmental practices signed with the Barcelona Port Authority.
The port of Cadiz advances towards energy transition
In November 2020, the Cadiz Port Authority, the Divergent Energy, and Primagas companies implemented a project to generate electricity from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to supply the refrigerated trucks that remain at the dock with the engines running to maintain the cold chain while waiting for transit to other ports. The main users of this new service are three of the most important logistics operators in the Cadiz enclave, which includes Trasmediterranea Logistica.
The initiative has allowed the port to progress in its energy transition, reducing its nitrogen oxide emissions by 90% and its CO₂ emissions by 60%. Specifically, the port expects to reduce its CO₂ emissions by 1,993.61 to 2,492.02 kilograms per day is expected and to completely eliminate emissions of sulfur oxides and suspended particles. The measure also seeks to reduce the impact of noise pollution in these facilities.