Aurelio Martínez: “We want to be a leading port in decarbonisation”

The president of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) thanked the port community for its commitment to the fight against climate change during the General Assembly of the Shipping Association.

He announced that “we will receive more than 50 million of the recovery funds that will be destined to the energy transition and the improvement of accessibility”.

The president of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), Aurelio Martínez, said that “Valenciaport wants to be a leading port in decarbonisation and for this we go hand in hand with our port community to continue with the projects we have underway within the framework of the Valenciaport 2030, zero emissions objective”. The president of the PAV participated this morning in the General Assembly of the Shipping Association where he assured that “we want to be pioneers in alternative energy and energy balance. We plan to receive 51 million from the Recovery funds, mainly for the energy transition and the improvement of accessibility”.

During his speech, Aurelio Martínez made a brief assessment of the year in which he highlighted that “we continue to make progress on strategic projects such as the new North Container Terminal, the Passenger Terminal, the development of the Nazaret Special Plan and the ZAL”. Throughout the year, progress has been made on actions such as the improvements to the Valencia-Sagunto-Teruel-Zaragoza railway line, the call for tenders for the new Multi-purpose Terminal in Sagunto and the start of work on the ZAL in Valencia. In terms of sustainability, progress has been made on the new electricity substation, the start-up of the necessary projects for the photovoltaic installations and the agreements reached at local and sectoral level and the development of European projects in the field of hydrogen.

“Throughout this year we have laid the foundations, together with the Valenciaport Foundation, in the constitution of a Centre of Excellence in Innovation or the new call for proposals for the 4.0 Fund. Aurelio Martínez explained that “we are committed to vocational training, hand in hand with the Valenciaport Foundation, the Generalitat Valenciana and the port community, in a training centre in Nazaret, we have just put out to tender the drafting of the urban development project for the Special Plan for the South 1 area of the Port of Valencia in Nazaret and we have consolidated common social projects in which we all participate such as APORTEM-Puerto Solidario”.

“I believe that we have a great port of which we must be proud and defend it all together because it is the future of our city and of the Valencian Community. We want to be a port of reference – as we already are in Spain – at a European level and we have to achieve this among all those who form part of the logistics chain”, the president of the PAV underlined. In this sense, Aurelio Martínez, recalled that “Valenciaport moves 41% of the import/export containers of the Spanish port system thanks to the work of the port community that has continued to provide service to Spanish companies, which is contributing to the recovery of our economy and the generation of employment”.