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Call For New Spanish State Secretariat Of State Ports

Call for new Spanish State Secretariat of State Ports

Call For New Spanish State Secretariat Of State Ports

Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) January 13, 2020 – The Spanish Chamber Port Commission (Comisión de Puertos de la Cámara España), chaired by José Vicente Morata, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia (la Cámara de Comercio de Valencia), has called for the new Spanish government to create a State Secretariat of State Ports (Secretaría de Estado de Puertos del Estado).

Morata says that the country and industry are facing crucial issues which need to be addressed without delay in relation to the position Spain’s international logistics area, at a time when African, Europen and Latin American ports are in the process of opening their horizons to new infrastructure and the management of projects.

He commented that institutional and state action was needed to attract investment, promote Spanish companies overseas and address energy transformation, and environment and sustainability issues around the maritime industry.

Morata believes that the new secretariat would complement the activities of Puertos del Estado (PdE)

PdE is a state-owned organisation responsible for the management of state-owned ports. The company executes the port policy of the government and coordinates and controls the efficiency of the port system, made up of 28 port authorities that manage the 46 ports of general interest.

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