Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) June 22, 2018 – This morning the ordinary meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Valenciaport Foundation took place, in which the Annual Activities Report and the Annual Accounts were approved, as well as the Management Report of the Foundation for the year 2017.
The report proposes an innovative and strategic framework for the management of the current and future capacity of ports, traffic, as well as the challenges related to efficiency and the environment. This scheme is supported by disruptive technologies, including IoT (internet of things), data analysis, state-of-the-art traffic management systems and 5G networks.
The organisation also highlighted the participation of the Valenciaport Foundation in the Electrotour project – Electro-Mobility in Tourism – funded by the EIT Climate-KIC initiative and whose objective is to find forms of sustainable mobility in tourism and reduce emissions from greenhouse gases. Electrotour will analyze, for example, the feasibility of using the electric car in the mobility of tourists arriving at airports, train stations and cruise passengers.
With respect to technical assistance in Latin America, the elaboration of the New Master Plan for the Port of Callao (Peru) stands out, in which the port’s development needs will be defined based on the load demand, over a 30-year time horizon. The port of Callao leads the container traffic on the Pacific coast of South America with traffic, in 2017, of 2.25 million TEUs, served in two concessions, operated by DPWorld and APM Terminals.
There are currently about 24 projects submitted to different European programs that are in the evaluation period and another 12 projects in preparation.
With regard to the area of training, the director mentioned the success of the recently released first edition of the “Master in Logistics and Port Management”, in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the excellent performance of the Master in Port Management and Intermodal Transport, in Valencia , whose 26th promotion will hold its closing ceremony next June 29 and whose 27th promotion will begin classes on October 18th.
During the meeting, the members of the board of trustees expressed their satisfaction and reaffirmed their support for the Valenciaport Foundation project as an entity that brings together R + D + i and training for the port logistics sector.
Source: Fundación Valenciaport
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