Seville, Spain (PortSEurope) November 8, 2019 – Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla (APS – Port Authority of Seville) has hosted a delegation of executives from the Port of Aalborg (Denmark), in Seville to learn about the business model of the port, its logistical and industrial capabilities; and to establish alliances and analyze ways of collaboration in European projects.
The Danish delegation, headed by the general director of the port of Aalborg, Claus Holstein, has shown great interest in the port’s new strategy to promote the logistics and industrial cluster and attract new companies that generate synergies with port traffic. This includes the operation of the the Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL).
They also visited the Puerta del Mar sluice, where APS director, Ángel Pulido, explained the progress to improve navigation with the European project AIRIS to digitize the Guadalquivir and advanced the working philosophy “Working with Nature”.
For the Port Authority of Seville, the visit of this European port is very significant, since both have similar characteristics and there are many opportunities for collaboration and joint work to develop projects that favor the competitiveness of inland seaports.
Both Seville and Aalborg are located within the territory and have an already consolidated industrial area in which companies in the renewable energy sector operate. As in the Andalusian port, large companies that manufacture components for wind towers are installed in the Aalborg port. In addition, the Port of Seville is a logistics gateway to the Canary Islands, just as the Danish is the main port with Greenland.
The Port of Seville has become a focus of attention for other ports and in recent years it has received visits such as those of the Port of Randers, also in Denmark, or the Ports of Lille, in France. In addition, last year Seville was a meeting point for 40 ports throughout Europe during the General Assembly of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP). Ports such as Antwerp, Strasbourg, the North Sea or Romania shared a work day in which they discussed the challenges and challenges to optimize navigation, the evolution of ports or on collaboration from the point of view of EU research policy.
The Port of Seville is a strategic port for Europe, as it constitutes a main node of the Core Network and is part of the Mediterranean corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), next to the Guadalquivir waterway that has been proposed to the Atlantic corridor, given the great importance of inland waterways for Europe.
Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla
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