Good news for the port of Villagarcia. Boluda, which is responsible for managing the container terminal en route, is expanding its services with a new client that will connect the capital of Arosan with several Caribbean ports such as Barcadera, Willemstad, Bonaire, Santiago de Cuba, Mariel and Moa. And also with Halifax in Canada. The client is Nirint Shipping and Boluda takes advantage of the strategic location of the port of Vilagarcía to ship dry and refrigerated containers from Galicia and Portugal. The first scheduled stop will be for tomorrow, Friday only, on board the MV Augusta Luna.
It should be remembered that the Villagarcia Container Terminal has two gantry cranes, an area of more than 50 thousand square meters, container filling facilities, an equipment repair area and more than 90 refrigeration and railway connections. This allows connection to regular container services to Portugal, the Canary Islands, Santander and West Africa from Arosan Bay.
“We are proud to welcome Nirint Shipping to the Vilagarcía Terminal, with whom we hope to build a strong and fruitful relationship,” confirms Boluda Maritime Terminals CEO Gonzalo Calero. “Thanks to our experience in the shipping sector and our commitment to quality, flexibility and efficiency, Boluda Maritime Terminals is more than ready to provide the service.” Optimization and enhancement of Nirent operations in its Atlantic connections with the Caribbean. The Poluda facilities in Villagarcia have three docking lines with a length of 860 metres, an area of 52,710 square meters and a draft of 13 metres. It also has 90 refrigerated connections and a maximum capacity of 150,600 TEUs per year. It is worth noting Villagarcia is not the only marine terminal operated by Boluda, as it has eight along the entire Spanish coast serving the world's major shipping companies. In fact, today Boluda Marine Terminals has more than 668,000 square meters of modern facilities and 22 gantry cranes.
This new line of business will contribute positively to the data that the Villagarcia Port Authority manages month after month. It is worth noting that the 2022 accounts were approved by the Board of Directors last June, which closed with a record high net turnover. Profit amounted to 1.1 million euros, a figure very similar to the previous year's figure. The fact is that raid accounts have been increasing in recent years, adding one record after another at the end of each year.