Valencia – 03.10.21. Valenciaport will be present at the International Fair of Environmental and Energy Solutions, ECOFIRA 2021, which will be held at Feria Valencia from 5 to 7 October with a stand displaying the sustainable projects being carried out by the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), in collaboration with the port community, within the framework of the strategic objective Valenciaport 2030, zero emissions.
The use of cleaner fuels such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in collaboration with Baleària, the No Plàstic campaign promoted by Aportem-Puerto Solidario, the initiatives and objectives of Ecoport are some of the actions that can be seen at the Valenciaport stand, in which Baleària, Aportem-Puerto Solidario, VARESER, TEPSA and RECICLAMÁS are also participating.
In addition, the APV and Fundación Valenciaport have prepared a conference to explain the Innovation in Environmental Monitoring of the ports: Satellites and Drones by Rafael Company, Director of Safety and Security of Fundación Valenciaport.
The fight against climate change and the reduction of CO2 emissions and other polluting particles is a priority for the APV and the port community as a whole. In this context, work is being done to make the reduction of the impact of port activities on the environment compatible with the growth of commercial activity. And this commitment is materialised with specific projects to achieve the Valenciaport 2030 objective, zero emissions, two decades ahead of the objectives that Spain, Europe and international organisations have projected for 2050.
From 2008 to 2019 the carbon footprint of the Port of Valencia has been reduced by 30%, from 3.19 to 2.23 kg of CO2 per tonne handled. In the same period of time, the activity of Valenciaport grew by 42%, from 52 million tonnes handled in 2008 to 74 million tonnes handled at the close of the 2019 financial year.