Etihad, a new connection with the Middle East and Asia

The Barcelona airport closed the year with the addition of a new regular link from the airline Etihad, which connects Abu Dhabi with El Prat after a six-and-a-half-hour journey. Not seen in Barcelona before, ​​this young company, which has recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, is the third airline of the Persian Gulf that lands in our city and does so to compete with two of its neighbours in the region: Emirates and Qatar Airways.

His arrival in Barcelona has been done aboard a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is less than a year old. Barcelona has become the 91st destination of Etihad’s global network, present in 53 countries both in cargo and passenger services as well as only cargo flights. The company has 110 aircraft with an average age of six years, 22,500 employees of 152 nationalities, with several branch offices that offer ground handling services, crew training, maintenance, and engineering both in their country and others.

The transport of goods is another service that stands out from Etihad, as most of the regular flights operate with a fleet of wide-cabin aircraft, which means they have space in their holds for both the luggage of the passage and to offer air cargo space from Barcelona for the entire Asia and Oceania.

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Etihad, a new connection with the Middle East and Asia2022-11-24T10:44:57+01:00

AIR CHINA AIRLINE BETS BY BARCELONA

Barcelona continues its enormous international appeal and interest in the airline. Air China has begun selling tickets for its new route between Barcelona and Shanghai, which will launch on May 5 and that will operate throughout the year. The flight will be operated on an Airbus 330.

The Chinese Airline, leader of flights between China and Europe, will operate three weekly flights. On this flight, the airline can make connections with destinations interiors as Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangz-hou or Fuzhou, and international destinations in Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

Barcelona-Shanghai route has a large annual traffic that until now were obliged to make connections through oher European airports or Middle East. Air China already operates the route between Barcelona and Beijing since May 5, from 2014. Of this way, the airline raises his bet by Barcelona with a second destination. Air China also operates a flight between Beijing and Madrid, two days a week extends to São Paulo (Brazil).

On the international routes, the Iranian airline Mahan Air will operate a new route between Barcelona and Tehran, as announced by the Spanish Ambassador to Iran, Eduardo López Busquets. The company also plans to operate a flight to Madrid in the future, but not yet scheduled.

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AIR CHINA AIRLINE BETS BY BARCELONA2022-11-24T10:44:57+01:00

MOROCCO AND THE NETHERLANDS EXPORTATIONS CORNERED THE SPANISH TOMATO

The Moroccan exports have grown by 15% while the Netherlands have increased their production.

Spanish tomato production is threatened by the low prices of some countries production and the productivity of others. From Morocco, massive imports are being produced at low prices. In addition, the strong increase of the production in others countries community as Holland has sunk the prices in the market Spanish. This situation has had a direct impact on exports. He sector calls for more controls in the imports and measures of help.

The exports of fresh Spanish tomato amounted to 403.338 tons, a 3% less over the same period of the previous year, with turnover one 5.87% lower, according to the data of the first quarter. On the other hand, Morocco exports increased 5 percent, to 178,000 tons.

For the Federation Spanish of producers and exporters of fruits and vegetables (Fepex) are three those reasons that have caused this situation. First, an avalanche of entries of tomato from Morocco without those controls necessary. Secondly, the lack of an alternative market sales that were made in Russia. Finally, there is the increase of production in countries like the Netherlands, where the surfaces of greenhouses almost have doubled in a decade, to the 1,760 hectares in 2016 with a production of 900,000 tons intended for all markets, including Spain, where you can buy Dutch tomato to less than one euro per kilo.

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MOROCCO AND THE NETHERLANDS EXPORTATIONS CORNERED THE SPANISH TOMATO2022-11-24T10:45:01+01:00

CONSEQUENCES OF THE BREXIT FOR SPAIN, MORE EXPENSIVE EXPORTS

Imports from the United Kingdom also will be limited after the departure of the EU

The decision of the British people out of the European Union or Brexit, will have consequences at a global level and, therefore, also for Spanish Economy. While the United Kingdom is not in the Monetary Union. These are some of the consequences of the Brexit to Spain.

Spain depends on, for different reasons, of Great Britain. Spanish dependence on tourism or the high exports with destination the British Isles, join the uncertainty about the future of the pound sterling.

However, not being the United Kingdom within the Monetary Union the consequences of the Brexit for Spain and the other Member States will be softer, although we must not belittle that both will suffer.

Changes

Being the main condition of European Economic Union the free movement of people and goods between Member States, the both main effects on the economy of them would be clear. These privileges are one of the reasons why the Government campaigned in favor of keeping the country in the Union, so it seems inevitable that we continue seeing variations in this aspect and more restrictions in the immigration entry to the Islands.

Concerning the goods is not opinion that exports and imports will be more expensive with destination or origin in the United Kingdom by the reappearance of tariff rates.

It Brexit already was having some consequences direct on the British economy, and especially on its currency that had fallen more than one 10% respect to the euro in them last months.

The direct consequences of the Brexit for Spain

Uniting these factors (pound, taxes, borders), tourism, one of the most important sectors of the Spanish economy, can be put to tremble: Information from the INE (National Statistics Institute) of 2015 show as the United Kingdom is, by far, the main transmitter of tourists with more than 15 million visitors (four more than France and Germany 5).

Not there is that forget that, between other things, in favour it export (the tourism is a form of export) the Bank Central European takes several months) taking measures extraordinary for cause that the euro is follow depreciating concerning other large coins. Spain would shudder significantly taking note that, according to a recent report by the World Travel & Tourism Council, 16% of the entire Spanish economy comes from the sector of travel and its linkages.

By what looks like that would be a movement that would harm to the own United Kingdom since raise their imports and exports; but not only to them, also to those who carried out these operations with the British Isles, including Spain and mainly its tourism sector.

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CONSEQUENCES OF THE BREXIT FOR SPAIN, MORE EXPENSIVE EXPORTS2022-11-24T10:45:02+01:00

IBERIA IS WARMING UP FOR THE ASIAN GIANT

After fifteen years, Iberia already prepares his return to connect Spain with Asia through two direct routes nonstop. Tokyo and Shanghai will be the chosen destinations.

The President of the airline announced these two connections, and they will be covered with the new A330-200 aircraft with capacity for 136 m3. The first to be released will be the route to Tokyo from the month of October with three weekly flights. This will be, for the moment, the only direct flight that a Spain with Japan, approaching two powers economic and tourist country.

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GSM MANAGES THE LASHING AND SHIPPING OF LARGE DIMENSION CARGO, FROM BARCELONA TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, IN A 40’ FLAT-RACK CONTAINER

The last Thursday, May 5th, GSM coordinated the pick-up and shipment, in Barcelona, of three mechanical parts to the port of Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates. This operation was carried out on a 40’ Flat-Rack container from the port of Barcelona.

Due to the cargo characteristics, three cylinders of 3 meters of diameter and 3.15 meters high each, it was necessary to organize a special transport from the warehouse of the client to the port. It was also necessary to coordinate the lashing of goods, through a well-known specialized company of the port, to ensure the correct transportation of the goods during its international journey to the port of destination.

Thanks to the planning of the operation logistic, the container has been embarked aboard the vessel CMA CGM Callisto as planned.

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GSM MANAGES THE LASHING AND SHIPPING OF LARGE DIMENSION CARGO, FROM BARCELONA TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, IN A 40’ FLAT-RACK CONTAINER2022-11-24T10:45:02+01:00

THE FOOD OF SPAIN WIN GROUND IN FOREIGN MARKETS

The Spanish food industry maintains its commitment abroad. Win positions in almost all international markets. Exports grew a 6.1 in 2015 to 25,422 million euros. Another 13,600 million from sales of fruit and vegetables, to reach a total of nearly 42,000 million would be added to that. The figures place the Spanish food industry as the second largest exporter, after equipment. In the whole of the European Union, Spain ranks fourth in exports, behind the Netherlands, Germany and France.

The largest increases correspond to sales in China and Hong Kong, where the rise was 38, as well as the whole of Asian markets which include Korea and Japan, with a strong weight in the meat trade. These countries had been considered as priority by the Federation of industries of food and beverage (FIAB) in its strategy to expand exports. Media industry is valued positively opening other markets such as Saudi Arabia and Morocco, although not consolidated. Negative part highlights the fall of sales in Russia, Brazil and the Philippines.

Despite the importance of sales of Spanish food to other countries and its strong growth, exports to European countries continue to be the heart of the business. The 50 sales corresponds to other States of the Union European and especially to France. United States stays as a current market and future volume and prices, with sales of EUR 1,300 million and a growth of 9%.

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THE FOOD OF SPAIN WIN GROUND IN FOREIGN MARKETS2022-11-24T10:45:02+01:00

TURKISH AIRLINES CONTINUES TO PROMOTE THE BARCELONA AIRPORT

Since last April 2nd Turkish Airlines offers cargo service to join Barcelona and Istanbul directly. To begin with weekly frequency.

With this new service plenty possibility are  open to increase the international transport of dangerous goods CAO or oversized with direct flight to Istanbul and from this point to over 50 freighters worldwide connection.

GSM SA has already used this service by a shipment of over 2 tons of dangerous goods restricted only to cargo aircraft.

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OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE WEIGHT OF CONTAINERS FOR EXPORT

From first of July  2016  will be in force the obligation to verify the weight of containers for export (verified gross weight).

Prior to July 1st, 2016, all parties involved in the transport of containers are requested to prepare for the new requirements of verification of weight , approved  last December by the IMO.

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SPANISH AIRPORTS CLOSED ITS SECOND BEST YEAR EVER. MORE CARGO TRANSPORTED DURING 2015.

AENA network transported in 2015, 715,011 tons of cargo, 4.6% more than in 2014. The four busiest airports that transported more cargo were Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas, with 381 068 tonnes (+3.8% ), Barcelona-El Prat, with 117,219 tons (+14.1%), Zaragoza with 85 741 tonnes (-0.8%) and Vitoria, with 46,371 tonnes (+10%).

Only during the month of December, 61,702 tons of cargo were transported, 5.3% more than in December 2014. The four airports recorded more freight traffic were Barajas (+ 0.6%), El Prat (+19.9%), Zaragoza (+18,2) and Vitoria (+9.2%).

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SPANISH AIRPORTS CLOSED ITS SECOND BEST YEAR EVER. MORE CARGO TRANSPORTED DURING 2015.2022-11-24T10:45:03+01:00
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