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The PORT OF BILBAO is presented as the hub for the import and export of fruit and vegetable traffic

Fruit Attraction continues to be an attractive event to contact exporters and importers of fruits and vegetables, albeit virtually. The pandemic has not detracted from the Port of Bilbao interest in this fair, which is held throughout the month of October, to establish itself, together with Mercabilbao, as an importing and exporting food hub of horticultural products in the north of the Peninsula, and exploring new ways to publicize your offer and your competitive advantages in this market.

01 Dec 2020

"We work together to increase the inflow of merchandise from places such as South Africa, South America and Central America, and the re-dispatch of fruits and vegetables to Europe and the rest of the Peninsula", comment those responsible.
The Bilbao Port Authority will announce the capacity of this enclave in infrastructure and services and, in particular, with the United Kingdom and Ireland, markets with which services have been strengthened and operations streamlined to meet the new demand generated by the Brexit.
In 2019, the Port of Bilbao's fruit and vegetable traffic exceeded 167,000 tons, 7% more than in the previous year. One more year, the main traffics are vegetables; the game of onions, garlic and leeks; The citrus; potatoes and lettuce. Among the products with the highest growth are citrus; onions, garlic and leeks; and bananas. An important fact to take into account is that so far this year the traffic of reefer containers has grown by 268%
Advantages for Brexit
The Port of Bilbao has the necessary infrastructures and infrastructures to handle the traffic of the United Kingdom after leaving the EU when the transitional period ends. The United Kingdom is its main market, with which it moved about 3.4 million tons in 2019, and the operators offer great connectivity with British ports.
On the other hand, the e-puertobilbao electronic platform contributes to the simplification of processes and to the exchange of information via telematics, in order to streamline operations through the Port of Bilbao. This platform is already used by more than 800 companies.
Likewise, it has had a Border Control Post since 1993, which continues to be at the forefront among Spanish ports. It is a large capacity facility, with 16 nozzles, and is operational 24 hours a day. It offers the following qualifications: PIF, port of discharge, PED (Designated Entry Points), PED / PDI (Points for the control of food products from certain third countries), radioactivity, RAH (Authorized Customs Enclosures) and PPI (First-rate points introduction).
Through the virtual stand of the Port Authority at the Madrid fair, both visitors and exhibitors can contact the PCF and make any queries about imports of horticultural products through the Port of Bilbao through this e-mail address: administration-pcf.bizkaia@correo.gob.es 
www.bilbaoport.eus