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Paper and timber products

An intermodal and international platform

 

The Port of Tarragona is working to establish itself as a hub port for paper pulp, currently attaining a figure of 500,000 tonnes.

This figure, together with the Port’s facilities, makes it the most important port for paper pulp of Spain and the third largest in Europe.

Pronounced growth

The growth in paper pulp traffic has been constant since 2007.

The paper pulp arrives in the Port mainly from South America (which produces almost 80% of this material). Countries such as Chile, Brazil or Sweden are the main exporters.

After crossing the Atlantic, the ships that transport paper pulp, make their first stop in the Mediterranean: in our Port. Once here, their cargo is stored so that it can subsequently be distributed either to customers in the area by land, or to other Mediterranean ports by ship, as is the case of North African destinations.

 


EVOLUTION OF TONNES UNLOADED 

 

Exceptional conditions

 

The paper pulp, which mainly arrives at the Moll de Cantàbria dock, was a traffic project organised in 2011, which led to the construction of a terminal specifically intended for this purpose.

As with any commodity, the handling of paper pulp requires special treatment conditions, both at an operational level and in terms of temperature, which in this specific case are provided and thereby enhance our Port.

The Moll de Cantàbria dock has a large covered storage space devoted in its entirety to paper pulp and paper reels, another type of cargo that also usually comes to the Port of Tarragona.

The goods are stored carefully in hangars at the dockside, in order to preserve them from adverse weather conditions and from any particles in suspension that could affect their quality.

An important and fundamental aspect with regard to the traffic in paper pulp, and to its consolidation and growth in the Port of Tarragona, is without doubt the excellent climate that we enjoy and the proximity of the dockside warehouses.

 

 

 

MAXIMUM DRAUGHT
16 metres

COVERED
STORAGE
50,000 sq. metres

UNCOVERED
STORAGE
50,000 sq. metres

MOVEMENT
500,000 tonnes / 2015

 

 

PORT ZONES ACCORDING TO TRAFFIC
 

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 Commercial and Business Development Department

 Daniel Cid

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 +34 977 259 400 | Ext. 1319

 

 

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Markets and conferences

Thursday 23 November 2017
Friday 24 November 2017
00:00 - 00:00
Mediterranean Workshop - Regional Hub Challenge 
Sala d'actes de l'Autoritat Portuària de Tarragona. Primera Planta

Friday 1 December 2017
Friday 1 December 2017
09:00 - 14:00
V Jornades de Dret Portuari de Tarragona
Il·lustre Col·legi d'Advocats de Tarragona (ICAT)

 

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