Second shipment of Galician wood exported to Asia at the Outer Harbour of Ferrol
- THE OPERATION HAS BEEN CONDUCTED BY THE COMPANY EXPLOTACIONES FORESTALES RUDIVE AND THE IMPORTER GLOBAL TIMBER TRADING, AND THERE ARE FURTHER OPERATIONS EXPECTED.
- THE OUTER HARBOUR OF FERROL, 20 METERS DEPTH OF WATER AND WITH A 1,500-METRE DOCK, PERMITS SUCH SHIPMENTS OF GREAT MAGNITUDE.
FERROL, ON THE 11TH OF APRIL 2018- The vessel Feyha has loaded 35,000 tons of Galician pine trunks in the Outer Harbour of Ferrol with destination Asia. This is the second shipment of Galician wood exported to the Asian continent carried out at this harbour and the largest shipment to date.
The operation has been carried out by the Spanish company Global Timber Trading (GTT), an international trading company with headquarters in Madrid and offices in Shanghai (China) which forges links in Spain with large Asian importing groups. There are more shipments expected.
The exporter of this operation has been the Galician company Explotaciones Forestales Rudive, which has decades of experience in the wood sector.
GTT and Rudive point out that “thanks to the association of these two companies, the Galician forestry sector has opened a full of future new market, apart from the already existing traditional market. Due to this exportation, many jobs have been created in rural areas, in the transport sector and in the Outer Harbour of Ferrol “.
The operation has been conducted by the stevedoring company Terminales Marítimos de Galicia (TMGA), one of the most important companies in Galicia. Due to the large size of the vessel, this loading can be considered a milestone for this type of goods in Europe.
The exporting companies have received the advice and financing of the bank Banco Pastor to conduct and manage this operation successfully from the start.
Outer Harbour of Ferrol
The Outer Harbour of Ferrol, 20 meters depth of water and with a 1,500-metre dock, permits these shipments of great magnitude. Furthermore, this operation highlights the excellent conditions of this infrastructure which, due to its good geographical location and its motorway connections, can allow the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula to export this type of trading goods.
The forestry sector, whose products are included in general goods, which are the goods generating the greatest added value, is one of the most relevant sectors in Ferrol and A Mariña, and their exportation by sea is very important for this type of products.