The Port of Santander’s geographical surroundings
As well as Cantabria and the bordering areas of Asturias and the Basque Country, the northern provinces of Castilla y León have historically been at the centre of the Port of Santander’s hinterland. As a result of improved links with the Meseta or plateau area, due mainly to the toll free motorway and the Port of Santander’s excellent position for reducing distances and costs, areas such as Madrid or the Ebro Valley are finding more competitive distribution solutions for the goods produced by their industries. Initiatives such as the dry ports in Azuqueca de Henares (Guadalajara) and Luceni, Santander Ebro, which provide greater coverage of Spain, are in line with this new stance.
The Port of Santander’s Atlantic leaning is unquestionable and trade indices with countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany in the EU and South American countries such as Argentina, Venezuela or Brazil, as well as the U.S.A. demonstrate this. Because of its privileged position, Santander also has commercial links with different countries such as the Baltic States, Russia, South Africa, China and Japan. Alongside the development of the future Maritime Superhighways that connect different European regions, Santander’s development of this Atlantic leaning has enabled it to become a more global port.