Monday, June 8, 2020

Strategically Placed Traditional Cruise Port Aims for Freight and Logistics Market

Renewable Energy and Offshore Sectors Are First Target
Shipping News Feature

SPAIN – It seems that for too long the Port of Cadiz has been known mainly as a call for cruise liners, and while this may be a major source of revenue, the Port Authority has adopted the mantra that biggest is not necessarily best when it comes to offer freight and logistics services.

Sitting only 100 kilometres from Spain’s most southerly tip the port therefore has excellent access to the Strait of Gibraltar and consequently the gateway to the Mediterranean. In a bid to evidence the port’s prospects the Association of the Port Community of Cádiz, Cádiz-Port, will carry out two digital meetings as a starting point for a project, which aims to transform the Port of Cádiz into a logistics hub.

The immediate future will see presentations aimed at promoting Cadiz as a key location for the development of renewable and offshore energy and the Port Authority of the Bay of Cadiz, M6 Subsea Training, Enzen and Lloyd's Register, will collaborate in the organisation of the webinars, in which experts will talk about the opportunities of the renewable energy sector in the Bay of Cadiz as a future niche market.

The first webinar, ‘Marine Renewable Energies: The current scenario in Spain and the challenges for the future. The Bay of Cadiz and its perspectives for the Sector’, will be presented by Alexandra de Marichalar, Senior Manager Energy Advisor of Enzen Spain, on the 10th of June 2020 at 17:00 h (Spain).

This initial meeting will be followed on 17 June 2020 at 17:00 h (Spain) by the second webinar when José Luis Hidalgo, Energy Senior Surveyor at Lloyd's Register Spain, will present, ‘The Bay of Cadiz: A critical and constructive view on the future of the renewable energy and offshore industries’.

Both seminars will be produced via the Zoom platform and registrations can be made from the 3rd of June through the Cadiz-Port website.