In 2014 exceptional loads traffic increased 36%
Under the brand name Basque Country Logistics, Port of Bilbao representatives will present the project cargo infrastructures and services of the Port at the Breakbulk Europe Exhibition to be held in Antwerp between 18-21 May.
In 2014, 4,684 pieces that are classified as special were loaded, which was 36% up on the previous year. Bilbao has become a specialised port in project loads thanks to the internationalisation of its industrial surroundings, located mainly in its hinterland.
In 2014, Gamesa Eolica, one of the leading companies in global technology in the world wind power industry, installed a logistics centre for larger goods such as auxiliary structures and main components on Dock A3.
Lointek, a capital goods production company in Biscay, is building a production plant in the Port of Bilbao in order to be more competitive and to increase markets. This factory will enable it to manufacture goods over 1000 Tms vacuum, up to 12 metres in diameter and a minimum length of 50 metres.
Competitive advantages of the Port of Bilbao
Both Lointek and Gamesa have opted for the Port of Bilbao
because of its facilities and also because it is the main port on the Bay of Biscay in volume and services; besides it has lands ready to occupy in the Outer Abra, which means rapid location; furthermore it offers a wide range of shipping lines to the five continents – from the Port of Bilbao any international market can be reached.
In Bilbao, the following companies provide services for general cargo: BBC Chartering, BSLE, Caribean Shuttle-Spliethoff´s, Chipolbrok, CCNI, Duferco, Euroáfrica, Finnlines, Gamesa, Gearbulk, Hugo Stinnes, Ilva, Intraha, Jumbo,MACS, Nirint, Nordikmaritime, Normed, Onego, Puyvast Chartering, Rickmers, Safmarine, Sloman, Tata Steel, Thyssen, UAL and Westfal.