Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) June 8, 2018 – The presidents of the ports of Tarragona and Huelva, Josep Andreu i Figueras and José Luis Ramos, have met at the port of Tarragona headquarters with the aim of studying a joint collaboration.
The president of the Diputación de Huelva, Ignacio Caraballo, participated in the meeting, as well as the presidents of the Association of Basic Chemical and Energy Industries of Huelva (AIQBE), José Antonio Agüera and the Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AIQTE), Josep Francesc Font Mañez, in order to learn first-hand the industrial cluster of the port of Tarragona, and be able to share and apply the advantages of this industrial model in the province of Huelva
The president of the Port Authority of Huelva (Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva) has indicated that “Huelva is the second industrial enclave of Spain after Tarragona, and we have to take advantage of the synergies and promote opportunities that are translated into development for our territories and generation of wealth and employment”.
In this exchange of working models, Caraballo, has shown interest in the productive model of the province, taking into account that it is about two industrial provinces, and has positively valued this implementation.
On this day, in which the directors of both entities, Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio and Ramón Ignacio García, were also present, the possibility of constituting a joint industrial strategy of the two most important industrial enclaves in Spain has been addressed as a fundamental element for the economic and social development of Andalusia, besides collaborating, among others, in innovation projects and new technologies, fundamental in the development of both ports. In this line, it has also been proposed to explore commercial collaboration formulas taking advantage of the synergies generated by the traffic of the two most important industrial enclaves in Spain.
Another aspect that has been discussed has been the need to continue working on new projects related to the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel, given that the two ports are part of the European project CORE LNGas hive, which aims to develop the integrated, safe and efficient logistics chain for the supply of liquefied natural gas, LNG (small scale and bunkering) as fuel in the transport sector, especially maritime, in the Iberian Peninsula.
Source: Huelva Red
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