Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) July 3, 2019 – The president of Barcelona port, Mercè Conesa, and the president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority), Francesco Maria di Majo, have signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen maritime traffic and commercial relations between both ports and to promote the development of a new intermodal corridor, which joins the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and connects the Iberian Peninsula, the Balkans and Greece via these two ports.
The signing was held as part of the presentation of the new Cruise Roma of the Grimaldi company, the first ferry in the Mediterranean with zero emissions to the port, which was held in Civitavecchia.
The agreement highlights the strategic role that the Mediterranean ports must develop within TEN-T and proposes a series of areas in which the ports of Barcelona and Civitavecchia can increase cooperation: improving their competitiveness through the exchange of information and knowledge on aspects such as port operations and sustainability; the development of commercial synergies to increase the traffic of merchandise and passengers; the improvement of cooperation within international organisations where the two ports have representation (ESPO, MedPorts Association, etc.); and the presentation of joint projects in the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) calls of the EU.
Source: Port de Barcelona
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