Port of Valencia cuts carbon emissions by 30% while managing trade boom

Port of Valencia cuts carbon while managing trade boom

The Port of Valencia cut its carbon emissions by 30% between 2008 and 2019, while also increasing its maritime traffic by 42%.

In a statement, Valenciaport said the figures position it as an international benchmark in port developments and strategies for decarbonisation by showing with facts and figures that the growth of economic activity is not incompatible with the reduction of CO2.

Eco-efficiency in Valenciaport is a reality, it said, while at the same time reflecting highly positive results of the port community’s commitment to sustainable growth.

“The fight against climate change and the reduction of CO2 emissions and other polluting particles is an essential priority for the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV),” Valenciaport said.

“In this context, work is being done to make the reduction of the impact of port activities on the environment compatible with the growth of commercial activity.

“And this commitment is materialised with specific projects to achieve the Valenciaport 2030 objective, zero emissions, two decades ahead of the objectives that Spain, Europe and international organisations have projected for 2050.”

Valenciaport said its strategy to cut emissions by 2030 is based on a “clear commitment to align with the European Green Deal”.

The main objectives of this Strategy are to promote decarbonisation, incorporate the circular economy and promote digital transformation in the ports it manages.

Initiatives already in place include the use of liquified natural gas (LNG) and the H2PORTS project, through which three hydrogen pilots are being developed and a supply station at the Port of Valencia.

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