Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) April 30, 2018 – Spanish public works minister Íñigo de la Serna has proposed the inclusion of Huelva in the Atlantic Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), during a meeting held with the European Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.

The president of Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva (Huelva port authority), José Luis Ramos, expressed his satisfaction with the proposal that “responds to our aspirations to be part of the large logistic networks that drive international trade, improving its connectivity to integrate into major corridors as a core port of the Trans-European Transport Network, a priority for the European Union”. Ramos added that “the vocation of the Port of Huelva towards the import and export traffic, as generators of a great added value for its hinterland, both in employment and wealth, require a high-capacity terrestrial connectivity, as well as quality and reliability in the intermodal operations that are developed in our soil.”

The minister defended the proposal of Spain for the extension of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors and the cross-border connections with France. Specifically, with the Huelva-Seville line, the government considers that the maritime connections with the Canary Islands, as well as the navigable waterway of the Guadalquivir, reinforces the competitiveness and connectivity of southern Spain.