Ports of Barcelona and Shanghai partner on decarbonization projects

The Port of Barcelona and the Port of Shanghai have signed an agreement to explore opportunities for collaboration in innovative decarbonization projects.

Port of Barcelona

Under the agreement, the ports will exchange knowledge in the port, maritime and logistics fields, and roll out innovative projects to decarbonize the sector.

The document was signed during the Barcelona-Shanghai Investment Summit, which was held at the Royal Palace of Pedralbes (Barcelona) to deepen economic and commercial cooperation between both cities. 

Specifically, the agreement recalls that ports are the main nodes through which world trade passes and therefore they must work together to develop efficient and resilient port and maritime services that guarantee the functioning of their industries and economies of their hinterlands.

To achieve this aim, both ports will foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences on topics such as innovation, standardization of digital processes, and the development of SMART ports.

To the same end, the ports of Shanghai and Barcelona have agreed to share projects for the sustainability and decarbonization of port activity.

Moreover, this cooperation will take shape in various initiatives, including promoting joint training projects in specific subjects, particularly port management, digitalization, reducing their carbon footprint and developing green corridors and security.