The TCV Multipurpose Terminal in the Port of Valencia was established on 1 May 1999. It was created through the merger of three small stevedoring companies and is located at the Levante Pier, in the Port of Valencia (Spain). It was acquired by APM Terminals (75%) in 2016.
APM Terminals Valencia is the best supply chain option for ceramic cargo / automotive components and others industries due to its excellent highway connectivity and warehouses located near to Valencia.
The Valencia region links North Africa and Europe and provides a key link with Latin America. The region is connected by road and rail to the rest of Spain and Europe.
- Minimum deviation time from main East-West inter-oceanic routes.
- Hub port for the Western Mediterranean & the West Coast of Africa.
- In the middle of the Spanish Mediterranean, it provides an important gateway to the hinterland, including the Central (Madrid area) and Eastern mainland.
- Easy and fast vessel access from pilot station to berthing position.
The terminal offers a direct rail connection to the Madrid & Zaragoza container terminals, close to the distribution centers of huge multinationals. Direct daily trains save extra days storage and additional movements for key market customers. It also provides benefits and cost saving for certain commodities, such as the textile industry, export scrap and Spanish agriculture products.
APM Terminals Valencia uses the latest Information Systems to manage its operations and to guarantee the best possible service to its customers. The terminal operates automated gates with a 30 minute Truck Turn Time. Radio data terminals are used to ensure that customers receive real-time update. In addition, the location of equipment within the terminal is controlled by means of an automated Global Positioning System (GPS). Data transmission capabilities are provided by EDI and a customer facingfor real time cargo and vessel tracking.
Authorised Economic Operator Status
TCV was the first rail operator in Spain to achieve Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status from the World Customs Organisation. This recognises the terminal as a secure and safe business partner, which works closely with Customs and other government authorities. Among other things, for customer it results in simplified customs procedures, fewer physical and document-based controls, and priority treatment if selected for control.
AEO status also means that the controls we have in place reduce theft and losses, results in fewer delayed shipments; improved planning; improved customer service and lower inspection costs of suppliers.
Internationally recognised standards
The TCV Stevedoring Company complies with all security requirements stated in the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS). Since 2001, the company has been certified as a Ship Port Operator in accordance with International Standard UNE-EN-ISO-9001:2008 (certificate nº 9001007-F issued by the Certification Company Bureau Veritas).
Equipment & Facilities
✔ Annual Capacity: 1.6 million TEU
✔ Berth Length: 1,660
✔ Area: 45 Ha
✔ LOA: 400m
✔ Depth: 17m
✔ Gate Langes: 5 in/ 3 out
✔ Reefer connections:750
✔ On-dock rail: 685m (2 tracks)
✔ Trains/day: 4-5
✔ Cranes:12 (2 MMX; 4 SPP; 5 PP; 2 PX)
✔ Max Outreach: 24 container rows