The President of the Port of Huelva (APH), Pilar Miranda, announced on Radio Huelva that the port will launch new regular lines with the United Kingdom and Morocco in 2022. She described this development as “very important as it also allows the export of raw materials and agro-food products from the province at a time when it is struggling Trucks have a lot of problems.”
Miranda said the port had applied to be on the Schengen border in order to have a chance to be a port for international passengers and to welcome more land lines. In this way, Moroccan women working in the soft fruit sector can leave the city of Huelva for their motherland. This saves them a four-hour journey to the port of Algeciras.
The APH chief expects that the regular line with the UK can start in January and that “the agreement states that international passengers will also be able to use the port from July, which makes it very important that the port has Schengen borders. We want to offer passenger and freight traffic.” “.
She also said that work had begun on the Ingeniero Juan Gonzalo berth to make the port’s operations more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Renovation of the sewage network, the sidewalk and the electricity network. Miranda said talks are also underway with companies to implement green hydrogen projects at the port and concession procedures will start soon.
Among the 30 most important ports in Europe, the port of Welbe is the second fastest growing port in the past 10 years, according to its chairwoman. “In 2020, the production capacity reached 30 million tons, and this year, thanks to great efforts and diversification of activities, this number has already been exceeded,” he added.
He added that the port is also an economic engine, as companies in the port area provide 25,500 direct, indirect and induced jobs, representing 12.5% of employment in the governorate and 0.8% of employment in Andalusia.
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