The Puerto de Las Palmas Foundation awards Bernarda Montero

The general manager of Remolcadores Don Quijote and Off Shore Las Palmas awarded for her professionalism and dedication to the port industry for over 20 years

The Puerto de Las Palmas Foundation has recently bestowed its annual awards, an event acknowledging those individuals, institutions and companies which have stood out over the years for their relationship with the Port and their contributions to its development. Bernarda Montero, the general manager of Remolcadores Don Quijote and Off Shore Las Palmas, has been awarded the category of “Career in the Port World”, for her over twenty years dedicated to the industry and her close relationship with the port of Las Palmas. With a degree in Labor Relations, in 1989 she joined a small family business, Remolcadores Don Quijote, with the mission of managing the activity of its two tugboats. Today, over twenty years later, she runs the company and a staff of 25, and is also the general manager and representative of Off Shore Las Palmas, dedicated to providing services to feluccas. Continue reading

Boluda Corporación Marítima and OPDR sign cooperation agreement

Agreement between shipping companies seeks out excellence to provide service between Seville and the Canary Islands

Signifies an annual increase in 30,000 TEUs for La Luz Terminal

The Boluda Corporación Marítima has signed a cooperation agreement with the OPDR maritime shipping company in which the Valencia cargo company will be transporting its containers between Seville and the Canary Islands onboard the OPDR’s Canary cabotage cargo ships. Alicia Martín, managing director of the Boluda Corporación Marítima, and Claus Peter Claussen, general manager of OPDR in the Canaries, were in charge of signing the agreement, which will allow Boluda to ship cargo in the OPDR Andalucía, OPDR Canarias and OPRD Cádiz cargo ships, thus having three weekly departures from Seville to the Islands and a cargo capacity of 325 TEUs. What’s more, the agreement also establishes that the traffic coming from Seville will be handled at Boluda Corporación Marítima’s terminals in Seville, Las Palmas and Arrecife. Continue reading

Boluda opens up new connection to Portugal

Starting this May the shipping company is to add a stop in this Atlantic country along a new route: Marín-Las Palmas-Tenerife-Lisbon-Marín, all covered by container ship, the Lola B

The new route will strengthen the hand of the Port of Marín with direct express service to the Canary Islands with early Monday morning arrival.

Boluda Corporación Marítima, through its cargo transport division, Boluda Lines, will start a new shipping route this May to connect the ports of Marín, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Lisbon. This will be the first time the Valencian shipping company will dock at a Portuguese port and will do so once a week with the Lola B, which has a cargo capacity of 650 TEUs.

According to Fernando Caracciolo, Boluda Lines’ international line manager, “The opening of this new route responds to both the demands from the markets where our shipping lines dock in the Canaries and the demands from our direct customers and international operators, allowing us to cover the entire central and southern portion of Portugal”. Through the connection with its hub port in Las Palmas, Boluda Lines can offer origin/destination services from Portugal to Mediterranean ports in Valencia, Alicante, Barcelona, Livorno, Genoa and the principal ports in Senegal, Mauritania, Morocco as an alternative to highway trucking, therefore lowering transport costs and decongesting land routes using intra-European short sea shipping. What’s more, the addition of Portugal as a new destination boosts the service provided by the Port of Marín, improves connections and expands the number of routes the Valencian company can offer its customers.

Currently Boluda Lines has eight regular maritime routes which connect the Spanish ports of Bilbao, Marín, Algeciras, Seville, Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante with the Canary Islands, Portugal, Italy and the ports of Dakar, Nouadhibou, Nouachoktt and Agadir.