Veracruz is Mexico’s oldest and largest port, The port was refurbished at the beginning of the 20th century, but petroleum production was the primary income for the state rather than the port. This began to change in the latter half of the 20th century, and the port has surged back to the state’s economic forefront.
In the 2000s, the port continues to handle all kinds of cargo, moving 16.1 million tons of products in 2004. This figure is expected to rise once modernization efforts have finished, especially a truck bypass that leads directly from the highway to the port. Veracruz is the gateway for Mexico’s automobile industry, which is concentrated in the center of the country, in the states around Mexico City. This port has several advantages. It is the first to be equipped specifically for shipping automobiles. Located on the south-central coast, Veracruz is closer to car manufacturers and has better access to both import and export markets in the U.S., Europe, Central and South America than other Mexican ports. In 2004, the port handled 70% of the automobiles exported. With traffic expected rise the port authorities unveiled a program to enlarge the port’s infrastructure and expand operations by 2010.
There are several company’s that haves the route Veracruz – Valencia, this are some examples:
– Hapag-Lloyd Container Line. MED Route: Veracruz-Altamira-Houston- New Orleans – VALENCIA – Barcelona – Genova – Livorno – Caglear – Savannah – Port Everglades – Veracruz. Transit time: 35 Days.
– CSAV (Compañía sudamericana de Valores). MED Route: Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – Gio Tauro – Livorno – Genova – Barcelona – VALENCIA – Port Everglades – Veracruz. Transit time: 45 Days.
– Nordana. MED Route: Veracruz – Houston – Jacksonville – Baltimore – Mostaganem – Terragona – Genova – Alexandria – Mersin – Izmir – Marsa el brega – Misurata – Livorno – Genova – Terragona – VALENCIA – La Guaira – Rio Haina – Santo Tomas – Veracruz. Transit time: 74 Days.
– CCNI (Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica). USA, Puerto Rico, Mediterranean Route: Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – Cagliari – Livorno – Genova – Barcelona – VALENCIA – Port Everglades – Veracruz. Transit time: 20 Days.
– HAMBURG SUD. MED- GOLF Route: Veracruz – Altamira – Cagliari – Livorno – Genoa – Barcelona – VALENCIA – Veracruz. Transit Time: 30 Days.
You can send a container From Veracruz to Valencia it will take 32 Days to arrive, the average cost is:
- 20 ft Container: 1.344 Euros
- 40 ft Container: 1.900 Euros
* This prices are Incoterm: FOB. Includes dispatching and charges in Port of Valencia.
This is a small video showing how can download a container.
And here is an example in the Port of Valencia, Spain