Málaga, Spain (PortSEurope) November 28, 2018 – The Port of Malaga has participated as a Partner in the European Project LOCATIONS (Low-Carbon Transport in Cruise Destination Cities), whose objective is to improve urban mobility related to cruise tourism, especially in the environmental field. The Observatory of Urban Environment of the City of Málaga participated in the project as an associate.
The study began in November 2016, and a diagnosis of the situation has been made, several participatory processes with interest groups such as companies, institutions and citizens, and the creation of a Transport Plan for low carbon emission for Malaga. This plan includes a series of proposals and, in this phase of the project, a two-day workshop has been held at the Port Studies Institute to analyze these measures, their interest and financing possibilities with the different interest groups.
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A total of 20 institutions and companies from seven European territories belonging to five different countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Albania), are integrated into the working group, with Málaga being the only Spanish city participating in the project. The territories are represented through their ports, their cities, or both, as is the case of Málaga, in which Málagaport participates as a member, representing the Port of Málaga and the City of Málaga (OMAU) as an associate through Málagaport, with the collaboration of the Research Center for Energy Resources (CIRCE) as a Technology Partner.
Under the coordination of AREA Science Park (Trieste, Italy), it supports local authorities to develop urban mobility plans with low carbon emissions, and specific measures related to the cruise and what its presence entails : movement of passengers, of luggage if it is a base, of merchandise to supply ships, etc.
During the development of the project, with a duration of three years, a specific methodology is developed and tested to respond to the individual needs identified in the port cities involved, in order to reduce pollution and environmental impacts. Subsequently, this experience will be transferred to other port cities and countries in the Mediterranean area. Specific awareness campaigns have been planned to encourage the participation of passengers and citizens, to assume responsibilities and improve the quality of life in the cities, as well as to help maintain the attractiveness of the destination over time.
Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga
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