The Spanish Port of Tarragona is aiming to increase its market share in the agri-food products market, where it is already the leading port. It also wants to attract new bulk commodities into its overall traffic mix.
Last year, the Mediterranean port handled around 5.7 million tonnes of agri- food and livestock products. The former is sourced from countries such as Argentina, Romania, Ukraine and the United States and then transported to animal feed manufactures based at Lleida, Zaragoza, Girona and, to a lesser extent, industries in Soria and Huesca.
Some 60% of the raw materials handled by Tarragona eventually end up feeding local livestock, with the port authority stressing it is the leading Spanish port in terms of grain and flour traffic and also in feed and forage.
Source: Barry Cross