MAERSK, the world’s largest maritime container firm, has announced new operations at Almeria port which could open the international market to other Spanish firms.
The move comes after an agreement made with Cosentino Group, a multinational architecture and design company from Almeria.
And the Danish shipping giant is well placed to offer international reach to products from other Almeria and Andalucia firms.
“Thanks to our innovative international solutions we can contribute to the global expansion of Almeria’s products,” Marcos Hansen, general director of Maersk in Spain, said.
The bid meets Cosetino’s objective to optimize product distribution, according to the firm’s vice-president of logistics, Jose Antonio Fernandez.
Until now, Cosentino had been transporting its goods from ports in Algeciras, Valencia and to a lesser extent, Cartagena.
Fernandez, described the new deal as a “qualitative and quantitative jump” and the fruit of several years of intense paperwork, negotiations and planning.
And the Danish firm’s first shipping of Cosentino goods is set for June 18 and will run on a weekly basis from then onwards.
The Consentino Group, founded in 1979, converts raw materials into high-value surfaces for design and architectural use.
It sells products under flagship brands including Silestone, Scalea, Sensa by Cosentino, Prexury and Dekton.