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Port of Huelva: Your new southwestern logistics centerStrategically located in the south Atlantic coast of the Iberian peninsula and as the West Gate of the Strait of Gibraltar and all of its traffic from/to the Mediterranean sea, the Port of Huelva is nowadays a dynamic, modern, efficient and innovative port, especially in the cooling systems area, as its project about an ecological cooling system that it will be culminated soon and it is explained below.
Regarding the innovation of cool storage, the Port of Huelva is developing a project imported from Japan with the company Enagas, to reuse the cold energy generated from the LNG regasification process, that is produced in its plant in Huelva.
This project will save, at least, 50% of the energy consumption to the customer who is interested in having this cooling system store at the Port of Huelva, specially created for this project and called Logistic Hub of Sustainable Cooling System.
In terms of reefer traffic , McAndrews shipping company operates at the Port oh Huelva as nexus of union between Morocco, the Mediterranean sea and North Europe through its regular weekly lines of containers.
Port of Huelva also counts in the reefer traffic with the Canary Islands, with the company Alisios Shipping that operates a weekly container line to islands, that have started operating in Huelva from the beginning of 2017.
Moreover, it has been built a new railway terminal, next to the container deposit area, operated by Yilport Group, and as a complement of this área, its storage area will be enlarged this year to 90.000 m2.
This growth is not external to the ro-pax traffic which is also growing. This traffic moves a large volume of reefer goods and since 2012 has a weekly ferry from Huelva to the Canary Islands. This regular line operates at this terminal and it has been increasing progressively the global traffic of the port. In addition to this, it has been implemented a new maritime connection with Canary Islands from the Port of Huelva since November 2018, operated by Balearia and Fred Olsen, which offers three connections weekly.
All these terminals are included in the South Wharf Logistic Platform, with 750 m berthing line and 13 m draught, and are all equipped with a large storage area and a modern Border Inspection Post facility from 2004. This pier is directly linked with Seville and Madrid by motorway and railroad.