The Port Authority of Valencia’s (PAV) Strategy towards zero emissions by 2030 is driven by the port’s clear commitment to align itself with the European Green Deal on to that “transport must be infinitely cleaner”, highlighting the urgent need to reduce GHG emissions from the maritime transport sector. Ports have great potential to contribute immediately to the transition towards low-carbon port operations, more eco-efficient connections with the territory and carbon-neutral multimodal maritime transport and mobility. In addition, the port environment allows the testing of technologies in a relevant environment and in real operation in a situation of balance between supply and demand thanks to the participation of relevant end-users.
The main objectives of the Strategy include:
- Promoting the decarbonization of the Spanish port system, including the incorporation of the circular economy in port construction projects and port operations.
- Fostering the digital transformation of the Spanish port system.
The strategy will contribute to the decarbonization and digital transformation of the port with an impact on:
- Employment, knowledge and research, boosting the growing demand for employment in the logistics and distribution sector and configuring the project as an engine for attracting talent, knowledge, research and innovation. The direct employment generated by the project in the three years following its completion is 4,014 jobs, and in the following ten years it is foreseeable that many of these initiatives will be implemented in other ports at a national and international level.
- Territorial cohesion through projects that will promote the integration of the port with transport networks including railway network.
- Care for people and social inclusion, through actions aimed at increasing industrial and occupational safety and security within the port.
- Regional governance and efficient administration, allowing the sharing of information in real-time with all the administrations involved in port activities.