The Bilbao Port Authority has its own stand at the Gothenburg RORO Exhibition to be celebrated between 22 and 24 May. So from Stand 502, Port Authority representatives will provide information about the Port of Bilbao’s excellent infrastructures for loading general cargo and more specifically for road traffic and special projects, as well as about the shipping companies that carry out these services.
In 2011, Port of Bilbao general traffic increased to some 3.8 million tonnes: 30% of this corresponded to Ro-Ro traffic, which has grown by 23% so far this year. The Port has two specialised road traffic docks available for shippers. On the one hand, there is the Muelle Bizkaia where Finnlines, through Consignaciones Toro y Betolaza, operates a direct line with Saint Petersburg. Then there is Dock A-3, specialised in motorways of the sea, where Transfennica Iberia operates a line to Zeebrugge, and Brittany Ferries a ferry service to Portsmouth.
The Port Authority is building a new Ro-Ro ramp
The Port Authority is building a new Ro-Ro ramp at a cost of 2.19 million euros which will provide service for the ferry line.
Likewise, the Port of Bilbao admits a good number of special projects. 4,100 such special transport projects either entered or left the Port’s facilities in 2011, which supposes a 29% increase over 2010.