The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), which trades under the name of VALENCIAPORT, is the public body responsible for running and managing three state-owned ports along an 80km stretch of the Mediterranean coast in Eastern Spain: Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía.
The PAV, like other port authorities in Spain, reports to the Ministry of Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana and is governed by Spanish Legislative Royal Decree 2/2011 of 5 September under which the recast text of the Spanish Law on State-Owned Ports and the Merchant Navy was passed. This harmonised law lays down:
- PAV’s role and functions as assigned by law.
- PAV’s organisational structure.
Additionally, the PAV Strategic Plan establishes the mission and the strategic objectives to be achieved by the port in the coming years.
Valenciaport is Spain’s leading Mediterranean port in terms of commercial traffic, mostly containerised cargo, due to its dynamic area of influence and an extensive network connecting it to major world ports.
Valenciaport boasts a tightly-linked Port Community, due to innovative elements such as its Quality Mark and the valenciaportpcs.net technology platform, and comprising all public and private economic agents providing services through the ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía.
Valenciaport is not only a key element in promoting the Valencia Region abroad, but also the maritime gateway for production and consumer goods to and from the entire Iberian Peninsula.