Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) January 19, 2018 – The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and the president of the port of Barcelona, Sixte Cambra, have signed several agreements to improve, over the next few years, the integration of the port into the city of Barcelona, with the aim of gaining spaces for the neighbors in a sustainable manner.
According to Colau, “currently the port occupies 20% of the surface of the city, everything that happens in the port has a very big impact in the city of Barcelona.” This agreement “is one of the most important that have been made in Barcelona and it is a new model of a relationship between the Port and the city”. Thus, proposals for reducing pollution and creating a sports area are some of the priorities.
Barcelona has the fourth port in the world in terms of the number of cruise passengers, which stand at about 2.6 million a year. That is why this is one of the major actions within the plan, based on the reordering of the cruise industry, limiting the number of terminals.
This reduction of the number of terminals will be done in phases, and “it does not have to reduce the cruise activity”, according to the president of the port, Sixte Cambra. Initially, the terminals Maremágnum and Astilleros will be relocated between 2022 and 2023. The North terminal will be relocated at the end of the current concession, in 2026.
Source: El Nacional
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