The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has put out to tender the technical assistance for the preparation of the Valenciaport 2030 Strategic Plan.
The plan will have five axes: new business opportunities and technological development; energy transition, decarbonisation and the fight against climate change; digital transformation; innovation; and the Port-City relationship.
The plan had previously been put out to tender but was not awarded because “no proposal passed the technical level,” PAV wrote.
The new plan will include points to be assessed on traffic forecasts, including the evolution of containers, for the three ports managed by PAV.
“This is a key document for defining and setting Valenciaport’s objectives for the coming years to strengthen its position as a leading port hub in the Mediterranean,” PAV wrote in its announcement.
“In recent years, important technological, economic and social changes have taken place which are influencing maritime-port activity.”
Geopolitical changes, world trade patterns, the climate crisis, and shipping company alliance policies are some examples of external factors to respond to for PAV in the coming years.
In this context, a new strategic reflection is needed to redefine the mission and vision of the PAV as a whole and of each of its ports in particular, with a horizon up to 2030, in order to face these challenges and have a renewed roadmap to ensure the competitiveness of its facilities and services and their contribution to prosperity and social welfare.
The base budget for the tender is €713,565 ($838,500) and the deadline for submitting tenders will end in October 2021.