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The Port of Bilbao is on the eastern side of the Bay of Biscay and in a central situation of the European Atlantic face. This privileged geographic location allows the Port to act as a link with the main international ports and it has especially good connections with both the American continent and the north of Europe. Over 200 regular maritime services link Bilbao with 500 ports worldwide.
Furthermore, the Port is a first-class cargo distribution centre. Its immediate area of influence (hinterland) comprises a metropolitan area of one million inhabitants; in addition, 4 million people live within a 200 km radius, while there are 16 million inside 400 km. Likewise, the Port is an excellent route towards the European market and its 320 million consumers.
Finnlines calls at berth Bizkaia in Santurce (Bilbao). This terminal is operated by Consignaciones Toro y Betolaza. The Terminal at Santurce is fully equipped with own means for a correct handling of forest products, proper machinery for the handling of other commodities, such as general cargo, heavy lifts, solid bulks, containers (specialized in Ro-Ro vessels), etc., is also available, as well as two 104-ton Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, plus one 16-ton crane.
Santurce terminal is railway connected. Train wagons under the care and control of C. Toro y Betolaza, S.A., are all of them specially fitted up for the transportation of forest products.