Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) February 24, 2021 – The presidents of the Vigo Port Authority (APV) and the Pontevedra Employers’ Confederation (CEP), Jesús Vázquez Almuíña and Jorge Cebreiros Arce, respectively, have met to review future joint activities that both entities, members of the European project CoLogistics, plan to carry out to promote the logistics sector in the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal (Eurorregión Galicia-Norte de Portugal.) The
project, which is part of the Blue Growth strategy of the Port of Vigo, aims to achieve an improvement in the logistics of the companies that operate in the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion. The Port Authority leads the green initiatives of the project. In recent months, it has worked with several companies in the port to analyze their processes and achieve a reduction in energy consumption and emissions in logistics. Along these lines, it has worked with refrigeration and fishing companies, terminal operators, both in car and container traffic, and port service providers. In the coming months, these objectives will be addressed in another five companies and a model applicable to any company operating in the port will be developed. In addition, the CoLogistics project is working on promoting collaboration between companies and administrations in the Euroregion, promoting the internationalization of SMEs and improving ICT tools to streamline administrative procedures. The final objective will be to support small companies when hiring logistics processes, thus reducing their costs and promoting the sustainability of their activities. Likewise, Cebreiros reported on the progress in the organization of the Peninsular Vertebration: Atlantic Corridor forum and the development of infrastructures, scheduled for March 24, to which most of the invited experts have already confirmed their attendance. Additionally, the president of the Pontevedra confederation announced the launch of the first accelerator for companies related to the logistics and supply chain function, called CoLogistics Business Accelerator (CBA). This initiative is directly linked to the European project CoLogistics, in which CEP and the Vigo Port Authority participate, as well as the Xunta de Galicia -through Igape and the Direccion General de Mobilidade-, the Associação Empresarial de Portugal (AEP) la Administração dos Poros do Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo (APDL) and the Municipal Chamber of Famalicão. CoLogistics financing corresponds to funds (Operational Program for Territorial Cooperation Spain-Portugal (Poctep). The meeting held this morning at the headquarters of the Vigo Port Authority is part of the cycle of meetings that the head of the Port of Vigo has been holding with the main economic actors of the city since taking office, with the aim of knowing more closely your demands and needs. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo (APV – Port Authority of Vigo) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.