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Puertos del Estado and SPC Spain analyze measures to boost short sea shipping and motorways of the sea

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) April 23, 2019 – The president of Puertos del Estado, Salvador de la Encina, has had a productive meeting with a delegation from the Spanish Association for the Promotion of Short Sea Shipping (SPC-Spain). In this meeting several issues were addressed, especially the possible measures to promote the ‘short sea shipping’ and the motorways of the sea.

SPC-Spain was represented by its president, Manuel Carlier, its vice president, Jaime Luezas, and its technical director, Pilar Tejo. The director of Planning and Development of Ports of the State, Álvaro Rodríguez, has also participated in the meeting.

They have reviewed the association’s proposals, especially those related to the simplification and streamlining of customs procedures and goods inspection services at the border to boost the important potential to develop the TMCD in relations with North Africa.

In addition, to promote the global reduction of CO2 emissions, Puertos del Estado leads the MedAtlantic Ecobonus project together with France, Italy and Portugal, in line with the proposals of the SPC-Spain. De la Encina has reiterated its commitment and that of the Ministry for the implementation of an incentive with funds for this.

Source: Puertos del Estado

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