Seville, Spain (PortSEurope) July 27, 2017 – The mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, has appealed to port companies to become more involved in the social and cultural life of Seville and for La Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla (APS – Port Authority of Seville) to be more visible in the the port business fabric in the city. Espadas, attended a luncheon convened by the Propeller Club of Seville with
port companies, has been in favour of establishing institutional agreements that allow companies to “leave the port area” to have “more presence and more voice” in the activities of the city to reverse the current situation that happens because “Seville lives with its back to the river.” The mayor of the city invited the companies of the Port of Seville to participate in the Seville Strategic Plan in the same way that the President of the Port Authority, Manuel Gracia, has considered as “an opportunity and an obligation” to participate in the future of port. In terms of investments, APS allocated € 9.4 million ($11 million) in 2016. Thus, the port institution invested in programmes to optimize land access, such as the splitting of the sluice road, and to modernize and improve its infrastructures, for example, with the adequacy of the docks, the perimetre closure of the port’s service areas. The disaffection of the Sevillians towards the Port of Seville worries the authorities. “The Port needs to have the Sevillians behind the port and we must abandon our inability to work together. We have to try to change, “said the mayor to port entrepreneurs who put the Port of Seville, the technology park of the Cartuja and Aeropolis as pillars for the economic future of Seville. The port entrepreneurs are committed to work on the visibility of their companies in the social and cultural life of Seville and bet on the communication to transfer to citizens the reality of the Sevillian port. Source: XYZ Diario Copyright (c) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2017.
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