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Leaders in agri-food product traffic 

The Port of Tarragona maintains an indisputable leadership in the movement of agri-food products, both in Spain and the Mediterranean, contributing to this economic activity due to specialised services and infrastructures that encourage importing.

The movement of agri-food products is one of the foremost activities in the Port of Tarragona, both in terms of its volume - about 5 million tonnes a year on average - and for the important facilities and economic impact in the area.

In order to provide storage for these products, the Port has 230,000 sq. metres of covered floor-space, a figure only comparable to the capabilities of our Port for storing bulk liquids.

The high degree of specialisation in agri-food traffic helps the Port of Tarragona to work with a wide variety of agri-food products and by-products (over 70), which is why our Port is situated in a very prominent position compared to other European ports.

  WHEAT

 CANOLA, SUNFLOWER, SOYBEAN FLOURS

 RYE AND OTHER CEREALS AND BY-PRODUCTS

 MAIZE

 

The supply centre and agri-food stocks

In order to handle such cargos, the Port’s various terminals and facilities are equipped with highly specialised machinery such as high capacity cranes, unloading conveyor belts connected to different silos, stackers, special hoppers, etc.

In the same way, the Port and the companies that operate it, aid the unloading of products in various ways:

 From the hopper to the customer

 Direct to silo

 Direct to mechanised warehouse

 Direct to conventional warehouse

 

And in terms of respect for the environment, all the facilities have environmental pollution control systems and safety plans.

 

Leaders in the movement of agri-food products

 

The Port of Tarragona has historically been the leader in the movements of cereals and flours, and feed and fodder, on a national level.

In addition, it has become the primary Mediterranean port in agri-food products in bulk, approaching 5 million tonnes per year, as well as registering a fledgling activity in the export of live animals.

The Spanish agri-food sector generates more than 9% of GDP and recorded exports of this kind of products that exceeded 44 billion euros in 2015.

In total, Spanish ports moved nearly 80 million tonnes of agri-food products in 2015, which is 15% of the total goods handled.

 

 

DOCKING LINE
2,800 metres

 

MAXIMUM DRAUGHT
13.25 metres

 

OPERATORS
5 terminals

 

STORAGE 
1.8 million tonnes

UNLOADING
500mT/hour

HINTERLAND
Aragon + Navarre + Castile

 

ANNUAL TRAFFIC
5 million tonnes

PAPERLESS PORT AUTHORITY CLEARENCE

We import in order to supply an extensive hinterland

The Port of Tarragona receives agri-food products from the major producing countries such as the Ukraine, Romania, Argentina and the United States.

The distribution of these products covers a vast hinterland, which includes the whole of Catalonia, Aragon and Navarre, and much of Eastern Castile, where 40% of the total production of feedstuff in Spain is manufactured.

The products are imported via the Port of Tarragona, and from there are transported to areas where the food for animal feeding is manufactured, such as the factories of Lleida, Saragossa, Girona and, to a lesser extent, in industries in Soria and Huesca.

Intermodality

  The movement of goods in the Port of Tarragona is accompanied by a strategy of intermodality and efficient logistics.
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 Commercial and Business Development Department

 Pedro Bernal

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Friday 24 November 2017
00:00 - 00:00
Mediterranean Workshop - Regional Hub Challenge 
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