"The traffic between Valencia and Cuba increases a 118% in ten years".

Heyaa! First post for YoungShip Spain! Good news for the industry! Our first topic is about Valencia-Cuba Trade.

Cuba has exponentially increased his traffics with Valencia in the last decade. Specifically, in the last ten years the Spanish enclave has boosted the cargo movement from 108,000 tons, up to 235,000 tons in 2016, which is a growth of 118,08%. Puerto de Mariel stands as the main enclave of the country with its connections with Valenciaport by bringing together 88% of the country‚Äôs traffic. 

Last week a Cuban delegation visited Valencia port to know the operability and manoeuvrability of the Port of Valencia to be able to adapt Puerto de Mariel to receive ships of 360 meters of length. 

In 2016, Valenciaport routed 235,223 tonnes of cargo with Cuba. The 55.36% were exports, 19.58% came from imports and the remaining 25.06% were goods in transit. During the last year, exports increased by 13.30% while imports increased by 5.14%. 

Regarding the goods, the main products exported to Cuba in the last ten years have been construction materials, with more than 248,000 tons; chemical products with more than 153,000 tons; and machinery, tools and spare parts, with around 117,000 tons. Regarding the main goods imported from Cuba have been wines, alcohol and derivatives, with more than 248,000 tons. 

In terms of container traffic, Cuba has been the origin / destination of 24,829 TEUs handled by Valenciaport in 2016, a figure that has doubled in the last decade. In total, in the last ten years, Valencia port has concentrated more than 189,000 TEUs with this country. In addition, with the port of Mariel, Valencia port also maintains relations with the ports of Habana and Santiago. 

Source: NaucherGlobal