Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) December 9, 2018 – The Port of Barcelona has attended the seminar: Breaking Waves 2018 – Reshaping Maritime in Helsinki, December 3-4, 2018.
Breaking Waves 2018 is a unique, for the industry by the industry platform for strengthening the competitiveness of the European Maritime Cluster – this forum a new way of working together within the industry. The seminar brings together top leaders, maritime experts and lean start-up companies. Breaking Waves 2018 is a mixed combination of think tanks, traditional conferencing and innovative start-ups and it is a platform for sharing knowledge and having the continuous industry dialogue.
Barcelona was represented by the Deputy Director General of Strategy and Commercial of the Port of Barcelona and President of the International Association Ports and Harbors (IAPH), Santiago Garcia-Milà.
The event brought together 27 leaders responsible for ports, shipping companies and maritime institutions including the Port of Hamburg, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Helsinki, DG Move, ESPO, Viking Line and Aalto University.
There was an emphasis on the need to find solutions that optimize logistics chains and place the port and maritime sector at the head of the fight against climate change.
The members of the Think Tank Breaking Waves presented their conclusions, which included:
- considering the operation of a large part of the current maritime industry, within the framework of the World’s Leading Startup Event, held in Helsinki on December 4 and 5. This is the first time that the sector maritime-port participates in this event, one of the main dedicated worldwide meetings to expose and debate innovative projects and services, based on technologies and disruptive solutions.
- the need for the entire sector to cooperate effectively to minimize the inefficiencies of the marine transport, that generate very high costs, causing an optimum utilization of the cargo capacity of the world fleet;
- the incorporation by the sea transport of disruptive solutions that are already being applied successfully in other economic sectors;
- the adaptation of the current regulations to the reality of the current maritime business;
- and the empowerment of European leadership in these policies to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact.
Source: Port de Barcelona
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