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Puerto de Valencia(Valencia)

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The Port of Valencia, located in Valencia, Spain, is the fourth busiest port in Europe, being the largest in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea basin with an annual traffic capacity of around 64 million tonnes of cargo (2016).
The port is also an important job creator in the area, with more than 15 000 employees providing services to more than 7 500 vessels each year. It has significant imports to Italy, Turkey, Japan and the United States among other trading partners.
The port of Valencia, managed by the Port Authority of Valencia together with the Sagunto and Gandía port facilities, is located at 0º 18.1 west longitude and 39º 26.9 north latitude (coordinates referring to the port's lighthouse).
The area has direct road and rail connections to national and international networks. The V-30 (Valencia ring road) connects the port of Valencia with the General Interest Network and provides access to all the connection nodes in its area of influence. For its part, the Valencia rail connection ensures access to any productive area of the Iberian Peninsula and Europe.
The first precedent of port exploitation was established in 1491 when the Valencian knight Antonio Joan was granted the privilege by King Ferdinand the Catholic in 1491. From that moment onwards, the economic vigour of the Valencians materialised in a growing port trade, which led King Peter III of Aragon to grant Valencia the establishment of the maritime-commercial jurisdiction of the Consulate of the Sea.
Throughout the 20th century, improvements were made to the buildings and warehouses and the quays continued to be extended until they reached their current configuration, with specialised facilities for each type of merchandise. These extensions, linked to the appearance of container traffic in recent years, have enabled Valencia to reach its current position of leadership among the commercial ports of the Western Mediterranean.

The port of Valencia has high-performance specialised facilities for all types of traffic: public container terminal, multi-purpose terminals, car and ro-ro terminals, passenger and tourist cruise terminal and terminals for solid and liquid bulk.
The port of Valencia channels traffic from all sectors of the economy. Its clients include the construction (cement and clinker, tiles, marble, etc.), energy (diesel, petrol, coal, etc.), chemical, automobile, furniture and wood, textile, footwear and machinery sectors. It also has regular passenger traffic with the Balearic Islands and a cruise ship market. In the last decade, cruise ship traffic in the port of Valencia has experienced a significant increase, becoming a generator of wealth for the city through tourism. Valencia is currently a base port for MSC Cruceros and Costa Cruceros cruises and receives calls from 34 other companies in the sector.

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