Valenciaport is the latest port to sign the Call for Action for Shipping Decarbonisation which calls on governments to collaborate with the maritime transport sector to achieve decarbonisation in the global supply chain.
More than 200 industry leaders, including 15 ports, have already signed this initiative, representing the entire maritime value chain.
The initiative is promoted by the Getting to Zero Collaboration, a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action. It also directly links into Valenciaport’s ‘Valencia 2030, Zero Emissions’ scheme which aims to promote decarbonisation in the Spanish port system and foster digital transformation.
PTI recently spoke to Josep Sanz-Argent, Project Manager of the H2Ports Project and Member of the Innovation and Port Cluster Development Team of Fundación Valenciaport, about how the port is looking to achieve the aims of the 2030 scheme and what he predicts the port will look like in near the future.
One element that Valenciaport is certain will be in the port of 2030 and will help decarbonise port operations 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 noted.
Additionally, a new terminal is currently being planned at the port that is set to be 96% electrified.