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Valenciaport Presents Its Smart Ports 2030 Strategy In London

Valenciaport presents its Smart Ports 2030 strategy in London

Source: Valenciaport
València, November 21, 2021 – The Head of Strategic Planning and Innovation of the Valencia Port Authority (APV), Juan Manuel Díez Orejas, has presented the Valenciaport smart port project at the ACI’s Digitalized Smart Ports Conference held in London. Connectivity, efficiency and responsibility are the pillars on which APV’s strategy is based to position the Valencia, Sagunto and Gandia precincts as reference ports in collaboration with
the entire port community to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of its area of influence. During his presentation, Juan Manuel Díez, explained that Valenciaport has been working for years on the connectivity of the logistics chain through cooperation, information, artificial intelligence, transparency or cybersecurity with tools such as ValenciaportPCS, one of the first Port Community Systems of the world, which continues to be a key element of our competitiveness and shared by more than a thousand companies in the port community that operate with this technological platform. Regarding efficiency in operations, the Port of València is developing a vision of the intermodal and syncromodal logistics chain, the automation of many processes or the optimization of space. Likewise, the PAV’s head of Strategic Planning and Innovation explained that “in these objectives as a smart port, our responsibility to citizens and society plays an essential role. Hence, our commitment to zero emissions, the circular economy, integration with the territory, the blue economy or the fight against climate change. More than 200 projects in R + D + i Díez Orejas pointed out at the ACI’s Digitalized Smart Ports Conference that the PAV has developed more than 200 R & D & i projects in recent years, many of them focused on sustainability issues. “Innovation has helped us to grow as a port and, at the same time, to grow responsibly. The smarts ports will be the most sustainable, efficient and carbon-neutral venues, a fundamental commitment for Valenciaport and which can be seen in the initiatives we are carrying out in this regard ”. Thus, the head of Strategic Planning and Innovation of the PAV has explained to the participants in this conference about projects such as SuperLab Ports, a space of international projection designed and thought for innovation and entrepreneurship in the maritime and port sector in the field of climate change, the result of collaboration with Climate-KIC Spain. You have also made reference to the Ports 4.0 fund. created by the Spanish port system to promote entrepreneurship for innovation within the port sector. ACI’s Digitalized Smart Ports Conference has brought together senior executives and experts from the maritime industry, port authorities, consultants, technology innovators and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and improvements within the port industry. In addition to the PAV’s Head of Strategic Planning and Innovation, Raoul Tan, Digital Business Solutions of the Port of Rotterdam; Justin Atkin, representative of the United Kingdom and Ireland from the Port of Antwerp; Martin Male, Verizon Professional Services Business Partner; Dmitry Rostopshin, from the Finnish company Wärtsilä for maritime traffic control and management solutions; o Carles Rua, Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Port of Barcelona. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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