Panama representatives visit Valenciaport

Valenciaport | Consul of Panama

The Consul of Panama has visited the facilities of Valenciaport, expressing interest in its sustainability and innovation projects.

While at the facilities, Arline González, the Consul General of the Republic of Panama, held a meeting with Aurelio Martínez, the President of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), where she expressed her interest in many of the projects being carried out by the port.

Miguel Garín, Director of International Development of the Valenciaport Foundation, was also in attendance during the meeting, alongside other consular representatives. The Valenciaport Foundation has previously worked with the country, previously exporting a master’s degree in Port Management and Intermodal Transport to it. This programme seeks to prepare professionals in the logistics-port community.

The port is already a platform for ships on routes from Asia to America due to its strategic location and acts as a link between the Panamanian country and the European market.

PTI recently spoke to Josep Sanz Argent, Project Manager of the H2 Ports Project and Member of the Innovation and Cluster Development Team of Fundación Valenciaport, in the first instalment of our ‘In conversation with’ series. In this interview, he delved into some of the projects being undertaken in Valencia to help the port achieve its core goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

One element that is set to be utilised to decarbonise port operations in the near future is Onshore Power Supply (OPS). The electrical grid is already being updated to deliver more power as “a decarbonised port will require a lot of electricity,” Sanz-Argent commented.

Additionally, a new terminal is currently being planned at the port that is set to be 96% electrified.

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