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Valenciaport Will Focus The Environment Conference On Reducing Carbon Emissions

Valenciaport will focus the environment conference on reducing carbon emissions

València, June 2, 2021 – Decarbonisation strategies in port areas will be the focus on the World Environment Day conference organized this Friday by the Valencia Port Authority (APV) and the Valenciaport Foundation, in a seminar that will feature the presence of national and international experts from different institutions. This webinar is divided into three tables that will analyze European policies, strategies in different ports and the role
of terminals in the fight against climate change. During this day, some of the actions that the port community is carrying out with the objective of achieving zero emissions by 2030 will also be detailed. Some projects that will allow the ports of the PAV to anticipate the forecasts and recommendations by two decades carried out by international organizations competent in environmental matters. Aurelio Martínez, president of the APV, and Federico Torres, head of the Ecological Transition of the APV will be in charge of opening the day. In the first session, Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of the European Organization of Maritime Ports (ESPO) and Juan Bautista Sánchez-Peñuela, Minister of Energy of the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union, will explain the strategies and policies regarding decarbonization that are being carried out from the EU within the framework of the European Green Deal. A role that will be essential for the recovery of economic activity and sustainable growth. Next, a vision will be offered of the projects that are being carried out at the national level from Puertos del Estado and the port areas of València, Vigo and Huelva. This module will include Obdulio Serrano, from the State Ports Sustainability Division, Eva Pérez, director of the Promotion of Innovation and Environmental Sustainability of the Valenciaport Foundation, Carlos Botana, head of the Sustainability Department of the Vigo Port Authority, and Rocío López, Head of the Environment Division of the Huelva Port Authority. Finally, Javier Ares, director of the Tepsa Valencia terminal, Inés Picazo, head of Environment and Sustainability at the Sagunto regasification plant, and Sven Valentin, general director of the MSC terminal in Valencia, will address the specific case at the terminals . Specifically, Javier Ares will address the reduction of emissions in the liquid bulk storage terminal, while Inés Picazo will explain the achievements and challenges in managing coal in Saggas. For his part, the CEO of MSC will present the opportunities for the electrification of the terminals. This initiative has great support among the port community, which is showing its commitment to the environment day by day. Specifically, more than twenty companies and institutions will actively participate in this event: Amarradores Valencia, APM Terminals, Aportem, Baleària, Boluda, Centro Portuario de Empleo, CSP Spain, Docks Logistic, Fertiberia, Galp, Grupo Torres, Infoport, InterSagunto Terminales, MSC Terminal Valencia, Navarro and Boronad, Noatum Terminal, Saggas, Seroil, Tepsa, Naviera Armas, Transmediterránea, Pilots of Valencia, Valencia Terminal Europa and Vareser. More information and registration for the conference on the web Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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