Nordana operates a regular ro-ro multi-purpose liner service between US/North Africa and the Mediterranean areas returning via Venezuela, the Caribbean Islands and Central America/Mexico to Houston.
Both Valencia and Sagunto are administered by the Port of Valencia Authority and the change is being made to accommodate Valencia’s long term plan to transfer all multi-purpose cargo to Sagunto.
“In order to minimise future inconvenience to our clients or disruption to our service, Nordana is acting now on an operational situation that we see as inevitable,” said Steen Obst, vice president, Nordana Americas.
“In recent years we have steadily increased our focus on non-containerised cargoes. We have previously moved operations from Barcelona to Tarragona, following our strategy of matching the multi-purpose cargo handling skills of our vessels and crew with the same level of skill and expertise in our terminals and shifting to Sagunto follows the same strategy.”
According to the company, facilities at Sagunto are scheduled to be continually expanded over the next two years allowing customers to benefit from better and more economical cargo handling in a port that remains largely without congestion, while being easily accessible to the main traffic corridors to central Spain and the local region of Valencia.