Ports are key agents in the economic development of the territories in which they are located and to which they provide service. In Spain, according to data from Ports of the State, about 60% of exports and 85% of imports go through the ports. More than half of Spanish trade with the European Union, and 96% of that relating to third countries, is carried out via the port maritime route. The sector contributes approximately 20% of the GDP of the transport sector, which represents 1.1% of the Spanish GDP.
Our mission and vision
The public function and the commitment to society of the ports are reflected in the mission of the Port Authority of Vilagarcía, defined in its strategic plan as "Turning the port community of Vilagarcía de Arousa into the logistical benchmark for external connectivity and socio-economic development of its expanding hinterland, as well as a key agent in the maritime traffic of the peninsular northwest”. The elements of the vision are also made explicit in the strategic plan.
On the one hand, there are those related to our purpose, the "what" of the mission:
- Increase in port activity
- Turn the Port of Vilagarcía into a key logistics platform in the northwest of the peninsula
- The Port Authority as an agent of economic and social development, and an example of public-private collaboration.
And on the other hand, those related to the way to reach those goals, the "how" of the mission:
- Orientation to continuous improvement, total quality and management efficiency of the AP
- Prioritize the environmental sustainability of port activity
As for the vision of the Port Authority, this is formulated as "being recognized as a port authority that responds to the challenges and needs of the productive and logistic sectors of its area of influence".
The Port Authority promotes a corporate culture that exerts a deterrent effect on any type of fraudulent activity and makes it possible to prevent and detect it, and to develop procedures that facilitate the investigation of fraud and crimes related to it. With this aim, in December 2022 the Board of Directors of the Port Authority approved its Anti-Fraud Measures Plan..