APBA returned from Fruit Logistica Berlin this week, where - together with Bernardina Aduanas, Comercio Exterior Souto, J. Ronco y Cía, Partida Logistics, SAM Algeciras, TIBA y UCC Logistics- the Port Authority presented the connectivity, productivity and infrastructure that has taken the Port of Algeciras to the top of the European efficiency charts.Port of Spain Hall 25 A-61

The main innovations that the Port of Algeciras put forward in this year’s edition were the improvements seen in the working capacity of the BCP (Border Control Point), thanks to the measures implemented by the Administration to increase the number of gates for Plant Health Inspection from the current twelve to a total of thirty.

As well as its efficiency and improvements, the Algeciras BCP can also count on the highest level of direct maritime connectivity to more than 200 ports in 70 countries.

Chilled products are also set to benefit from a wide range of services supplied by our highly specialised Port Community’s cutting-edge facilities, which are able to handle any peaks in demand: 5,264 reefer sockets and 30,000 pallets for reefer storage; cold treatment for citrus fruits bound for countries like China or the USA; a Digital Phytosanitary Certificate (since 2020), which streamlines the processing of documentary inspection; and documentary pre-assessment of dockets prior to the containerised cargo’s arrival at port.

All in all, the Port of Algeciras has become the Gateway to South Europe for all out-of-season horticultural imports arriving from Latin America, as well as the Gateway for Andalusian agro-foodstuff exports to markets such as North America, the Middle East and Asia. 

Among the recently inaugurated services in this field, the outstanding one is the new shipping service (ESE2/LUX) started up by COSCO and ONE linking Algeciras to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.