Paper and timber products
The Port of Tarragona as a hub is playing an important role on an international level
The Port of Tarragona is a hub port for paper pulp and now handles more than 600,000 tons a year.
Permanent and constant 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
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.
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.
EUROPORTS, a constantly improving international company
Euroports believes in the Port of Tarragona and in paper pulp traffic. Its most recent investment of 2.3 MEUR has allowed it to increase its storage capacity by 25%, up to 30,000 m2.
The Euroports multimodal terminal in our city has 300 metres of mooring with a depth of 16.5 m., allowing large vessels to dock.
With more than 600,000 tons of paper pulp handled during 2018, we expect to surpass that figure in 2019.
The relationship between the Port of Tarragona and Euroports is solid and primed for major success, without doubt in benefit of both parties.
45,000 sq. metres
12,000 sq. metres
+600,000 tonnes / 2018
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