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Puertos Del Estado And CLIA Commit To Cruise Ship Industry Sustainability

Puertos del Estado and CLIA commit to cruise ship industry sustainability

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) January 21, 2022 – At a presentation held during the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, the president of Puertos del Estado, Álvaro Rodríguez Dapena, and the director of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Spain, Alfredo Serrano Chacón, have reaffirmed their joint commitment to sustainability in the ports and cruise ship sectors. At the event, Rodríguez Dapena explained the sustainability projects
developed by Spanish ports, such as the promotion of the use of alternative energies in maritime transport, mainly liquefied natural gas (LNG), or the OPS Master Plan for Spanish Ports project. financed by the European Union, for the supply of electrical energy to ships mooring in Spanish ports (cold ironing), which has successfully carried out feasibility studies in the ports of A Coruña, Santander, Cádiz, Málaga, SC de Tenerife and Valencia.  He also explained the joint project with the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH)  and CLIA, called “Emissions from cruise ships at docking”, which aims to homogenize at a global level the information that cruise ships must provide to estimate emissions at docking, that is, to agree on a common methodology to estimate these emissions. This project, which will be carried out on a pilot basis over the next two years and can be extended to other fleets as of 2024, is supported by the world’s main cruise ports, including Los Angeles, Seattle, Hamburg and Rotterdam, as well as through the Spanish ports of Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. For his part, the director of CLIA in Spain, Alfredo Serrano, highlighted the main advances made by the industry in the chapters related to atmospheric emissions, solid and liquid waste management and energy efficiency and decarbonization. Serrano recalled that the cruise industry “is committed to the objectives established by the International Maritime Organization aimed at reducing CO2 emissions and supports the long-term objectives of the European Green Deal”. Likewise, he highlighted the “need to have new and alternative fuels and overcome the challenges of a technological, logistical/distribution and regulatory nature”. Puertos del Estado 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. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2022.

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