Spanish ports handled 475 Mt in 2012 (+4%), an increase which puts them in 4th place in Europe. In the current economic and political context, a new mode of governance may become necessary according to the author of this thesis, in order to obtain financing and increase the competitiveness of Spanish ports. It recommends corporatisation of the top four ports (Algeciras, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia), and regrouping of the others.
The Guggenheim Museum became the reference for the revitalisation of the former riverside industrial sector. But further developments have now transformed the area into a fully-fledged cultural district that houses the Maritime Museum, the Fine Art Museum, art galleries and antique shops etc. With a cultural festival being organised for next May, Bilbao is once again showing its confidence in culture as tool for economic recovery and job creation, even during times of crisis.
The mayor of Algeciras and the president of the port authority have presented a project for a new port access route and coastal development. Promenades for pedestrians and cyclists, demolition and removal of visual barriers and landscaping will enhance integration between the city and the port. The tender for the first phase of the project and the start of works are expected to take place during 2013.
Algeciras al minuto
The redevelopment of the port of Cartagena (Spain) over the last fifteen years has not only created major cultural and educational infrastructure, it has also given the city a new identity. New uses have been found for this public space that has gradually been appropriated by the people of Cartagena. Detailed analysis
Financed by the European Union, the object of the Artemis project is the creation of an intelligent logistics platform. It is based on an evaluation of 300 rail, maritime or river terminals, and will identify the best transport alternatives by assessing the criteria of cost, time and CO2 emissions in conjunction.
Puerto de Tarragona
Malaga (Spain): more than 650,000 cruise passengers and an impact estimated at €56.6 million in 2012
(La Opinión de Malaga, 21/05/2013)
Bilbao (Spain): environmental green light for the external port extension
Spain: New legislation on coastal protection.
Seville (Spain) has opened its new cruise terminal made from recycled containers
(Diario de Sevilla, 23 avril 2013 ; Diario del Puerto, 22/04/2013)
Spain – Uruguay: Puertos del Estado to cooperate in the building of the deep-water port of Rocha.
(Vision maritima, 23/04/2013)
Gijon (Spain): The port and the Principality of Asturias launch an air quality plan.
(Puerto de Gijon, 23/04/2013)
Bilbao (Spain): The port embraces wind energy.
(Bilbao Port, 18/04/2013)
Spain: a network of logistical poles to support a corridor joining Castellón, Sagunto, Valencia and Alicante
(El Periodic, 05/04/2013)
Valence (Spain): The port will cede land from the inner basin to the city for a "yachting-oriented" quarter
Huelva (Spain): the port launches phase 2 of the 1 km long promenade along the Odiel
(Puerto de Huelva, 01/03/2013)
Spain: 2012 saw Portos de Galicia reduce its electricity consumption by 48%
(Portos de Galicia, 17/02/2013)
Vigo (Spain): Port launches single window pilot project with the support of Puertos del Estado
(Port of Vigo, 21/02/2013)
The mayors of Jerez, Cadiz and Algeciras defend the Southern European Logistical Platform project
(Andalucia informacion, 18/02/2013)
Melilla (spain): demolish the old maritime station or convert it into a business?
Alicante (Spain): the port has reduced its energy usage by 63% since 2010.
(Diario del puerto, 31/01/2013)
Gandía (Spain): City council to develop pedestrian link between the port and the maritime promenade
(Generalitat Valenciana, 22/01/2013)
Malaga (Spain): Alborania maritime museum opens its doors on Pier 1
Barcelona (Spain): development of the Port Vell marina approved by the Port
(Marina Port Vell, 03/12/2012 ; Future vision ; Video)
Huelva (Spain): the port hires Sando for phase 2 of the development of the 1 km long promenade along the Odiel
(Europa Press, 15/01/2013)
Tenerife (Spain): the port and the multi-national company CEPSA are committed to good environmental practices
(El Vigia, 11/01/2013)
Marseille, Barcelona and Genoa plead for the ports of the South to be taken into account in TEN-T
(Port of Barcelona, 21/11/2012 ; Port de Barcelona (ES), 21/11/2012 ; Econostrum, 21/11/2012)
Cartagena (Spain) : City and Region are supporting the ’Puerto Home’ project for cruises
(You Tube, 18/09/2012)
Barcelona (Spain) : €60 million to increase the capacity of the TCB container terminal by 40%
(Port Technology, 20/09/2012)
Valencia (Spain) : the new cruise terminal enters into service
(Global Ports, 07/09/2012)
Barcelona (Spain) : the new container terminal on Muelle Prat operational this month
Europe : 66% reduction in sulphur emissions from ships since 2010 in certain Mediterranean ports
Bilbao (Spain) – Tilbury (UK) : European financing for a highway of the sea
(Port World, 20/08/2012)
Bilbao (Spain): start of works for the new cruise terminal this summer
(Bilbao Port Authority, 26/06/2012)
Las Palmas (Spain): Beethoven was invited in the middle of the containers of the La Luz terminal
Malaga (Spain): inauguration of the El Palmeral cruise terminal situated close to the city