Rosa Quintana visits the Terminal of Vilagarcía

The councellor of the sea of the Galicia, Rosa Quintana, has visited the Terminal of containers of Vilagarcia operated by Boluda Lines since 2011 and uses a regular line : Bilbao-Vilargarcia-Lisboa-Canaria. From the Canaries, it’s possible to connect with the main ports of Occidental Africa which increase notably the possibilities of use of this insfracstructure por the companies of hinterland of the port of Vilagarcia who search to open to new markets or consolidate their international presence. Continue reading

Boluda wins first prize at the XXVII World Paella Competition

Successful participation of nearly 5,000 people

Boluda Corporación Marítima won the First Prize at the XXVII World Paella Contest organized by Falla J.J. Domine-Av. Port and Grupo Diario, in an edition that shattered the previous record for participation: some 378 paellas were registered and the event saw the participation of 5000 enthusiastic participants from Valencian logistics companies. Continue reading

Six Boluda tugs based in Saint Nazaire provide service to “Harmony of the Seas”, the world’s largest cruise ship

The ship undergo three days of sea trials

Last week saw six tugs belonging to Boluda’s fleet in the French port of Saint Nazaire provide service to the cruise ship “Harmony of the Seas” as it underwent sea trials.
The dimensions of this giant are really impressive: 362m LOA, 66m beam and 72m height, equivalent to a 20-storey building; the “Harmony of the Seas” can transport 5,497 people in its 2,747 cabins. The construction of the vessel, which was commissioned by the American shipping company RCCL, has lasted 4 years.
The manoeuvre is technically very complicated, as the cruise ship must be  turned around in a small area as it exits in reverse from the outfitting quay, powered by its own engines and assisted by tugs. “There is no room for improvisation”, says Arnaud Tiseront, COO of Boluda in the port of Nantes-Saint Nazaire. “There is a need for excellent coordination with the pilots who are on board. This is one of the keys to the success of an operation involving a giant vessel of these dimensions. Currents and wind should also be scrutinized closely.”
Finally, the huge ship begins to move slowly and gradually leaves the port. It is at this moment when 5 of the tugs release the vessel and it movements are monitored by a single tug, the VB Pouliguen. “A perfect and well-prepared manoeuvre”, says Eric Autin, skipper of VB Pouliguen, “It represents a success both for the shipyard and for ourselves.

Managerial staff from the Port of Nouadhibou (Mauritania) visit Boluda’s facilities in Las Palmas

The visit forms part of the collaboration negotiations taking place between the two entities.

The Chairman and CEO of the port of Nouadhibou, Hamed Ould Hademine Ould Jelvoune, together with Technical Manager Alieoune Ould, undertook a two-day visit to the port of Las Palmas and the Boluda Corporación Marítima facilities. The first day was spent learning about the port towage activities that Boluda carries out in the port of Las Palmas, whilst the second was spent visiting La Luz container terminal, where the visitors expressed their interest in the technical equipment, machinery and staff training. The Mauritanian managers were accompanied by Sergio Galván, manager of the Port of Las Palmas Foundation.

The purpose of the visit was to obtain first-hand experience of the maritime services provided by Boluda as a leading company in the sector, together with its extensive experience in port towage and bunkering. To this end, a meeting was held with Joaquín Quiles, Assistant to the Chairman, and Jesus Alarcón, Manager of VB Comisarios de Averías, during which different collaboration options were studied.
Through Boluda Lines, its comprehensive freight transport division, Boluda Corporación Marítima runs scheduled weekly lines to the Mauritanian ports of Nouadhibou and Nouakchott.
Visita directivos Puerto de Nouadhibou. Marzo 2016