The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands and Port de Barcelona share experiences in environmental and port innovation projects
A delegation from the Catalan port visited the port of Palma today and tomorrow the meeting will take place in Barcelona
The president of Port de Barcelona, Damià Calvet, and part of his management team were in the port of Palma today on a working visit to the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands, where they held several meetings with the president Francesc Antich and technicians from the general interest ports of the islands. At today’s session, they shared experiences in environmental concerns and port innovation.
On Friday, the meeting is scheduled to take place in Barcelona, where they will continue exchanging knowledge, this time on energy transition projects and the use of alternative fuels in ports.
Damià Calvet signed the book of honour and received a plaque from Francesc Antich to commemorate the visit, which coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Balearic port organisation.
At today’s meeting, both working teams shared their own projects that may be of interest to the other port authority. The teams from the Balearic Islands presented the initiatives carried out to create nautical innovation nodes for the circular economy or the participation of the port in the Marine Pole of the New Levante District of Palma.
Port de Barcelona then detailed its innovation policy and the procedures for bringing innovation to the port community, as well as making proposals for collaboration in the Mediterranean Corridor or in the Ports 4.0 capital fund promoted by Puertos del Estado.
In terms of the environment, joint projects and initiatives related to emissions, dumping, waste, consumption, as well as the implementation of the environmental policy and strategy, were proposed.
Visit to the port of Palma
The two delegations then toured the port of Palma to get a closer and more detailed look at the large-scale nautical facilities, the boat repair and maintenance industry, as well as the moorings used for nautical charters and pleasure boats. The tour continued through the different terminals for cruise ship traffic, fuel unloading, solid bulk traffic and regular ferry lines, ending with a visit to the fishermen’s wharf.