The Port Authority of Vigo is a Public Entity, with competences related to navigation, port services and works in the Port and Bay of Vigo. This means the management and control of traffic port, goods and passengers, tariffs, concessions, safety, security and environment issues in relation with the port activity. The port authority of Vigo, as port manager, sets as a priority within its strategic framework, the objective of developing a sustainable port management, linking the port’s social and economic development to environmental and security protection and assuming the defense of the environment. The Port of Vigo is an excellent natural port, located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula 45 miles south of the northern Atlantic line, with great influence in this area, northern Portugal and the contiguous regions (Autonomic Communities). With more than 14.000 hectares of harboring waters, the Port of Vigo is sheltered from weather
inclemency by the Cies Islands and the Morrazo Peninsula, which makes it functional and available the 365 days of the year and it is considered a high safe Port. The land Service Area (SA) of the Port of Vigo covers an area of 2,572,577 sqm over five municipalities. On the left side of the estuary, the SA extends along the municipalities of Vigo, Redondela and Vilaboa. On the north side, along the municipalities of Moaña and Cangas. The Port system corresponds to a management model of Land-Lord, in which the Port Authorities provide a Port public domain and develop basic infrastructures, leaving to the private enterprises the lending of Port services. The Port of Vigo is located in the North West of Spain, it is specialised in General Goods (exceeding 90% of total traffic as general cargo with a high specialization), particularly in Roro traffic, container traffic, special components, granite and frozen fish. The Port’s philosophy is based on the parameters ‘Just in Time’ due to the fact that it is the Logistics’ centre of prominent factories (Citroen, Pescanova,…), where this is a particular important parameter, and a real time management of all the phases may improve logistics and loss of competitiveness.
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