Valencia – 24.11.21. This morning, the presentation of the Net-Zero MAR Alliance, a collaborative platform in which Fundación Valenciaport and Port Authority of Valencia participates and whose main objective is to promote the decarbonisation and electrification of the maritime sector in Spain, was held in the Clock building of the Port of Valencia.
This Alliance, which aims to integrate the entire value chain of maritime transport and port infrastructures in Spain, is fundamentally focused on reducing emissions in all activities related to maritime ports and on promoting the use of alternative fuels that are low or free of polluting emissions in maritime transport, and was created with the aim of positioning the Spanish maritime industry as a driving force in the electrification of ports and in the decarbonisation of maritime transport, making it a pioneer in Europe.
The event was attended by the President of Puertos del Estado, Francisco Toledo; the Regional Minister of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility, Arcadi España; the CEO of Iberdrola España, Ángeles Santamaría; the President of the Port Authority of Valencia, Aurelio Martínez; the Director General of Fundación Valenciaport, Antonio Torregrosa, and representatives of the other organisations behind the initiative.
Among the members that have so far joined this initiative promoted by Iberdrola are: Baleària, Bound4Blue, Grupo Gimeno, Grupo Junquera, Iberdrola, Ingeteam, Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE), MAN Energy Solutions España, MSC Terminal (Mediterranenan Shipping Cruises), Navantia, Ormazabal (Velatia), PortCastelló, Port of Alicante, Puerto Banús, PYMAR, Seaplace, Roca Castellón Consignaciones, Tecnalia, Tubacex, Universitat Politècnica de València, the Port Authority of Valencia and the Valenciaport Foundation.
Some of the lines of action of this initiative will be the development of maritime infrastructure implementation plans or the development of business models to support the private sector. It will also monitor the regulatory framework, support the R&D of new technologies and create public-private partnerships.