“Brexit… an opportunity for the Port of Bilbao”
Luis Gabiola, Operational, Commercial and Logistics Director of the Port Authority
“Whatever type of commercial agreement the European Union may reach with the United Kingdom, the Port of Bilbao is ready to deal with this traffic. Together with the different organisations and companies that work in our port, we have anticipated what might happen in commercial relations with our main market, even in the case of a hard Brexit. We have analysed the different operations in container traffic, conventional, solid and road, especially ferry operations for both goods and passengers”.
“The measures we’ve taken include an agreement with government agencies on adjustments to the timetables of the Customs Service, of the Border Inspection Post and other government bodies. Furthermore, the procedures of the e-platform have been reviewed, ferry terminal operations have been adapted to the possible requirements of new controls, new lorry flows have been reviewed and incentive parking (park-and-ride) has been set up for lorries in case it is required.”
“This is why we want to send a clear message of confidence to our users with commercial interests in the United Kingdom. Whatever kind of commercial agreement may come into force on 1 January 2021, Bilbao – the main port on the Atlantic axis – will continue servicing traffic to and from the United Kingdom with the same degree of efficiency, speed and professionalism as always”.