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III Workshop Intermodal Platform Port of Huelva

Las Cocheras

29 October 2019

Introduction and workshop objectives

The Project 'Intermodal Project of the Port of Huelva', co-financed by the European CEF Program (Connecting Europe Facility) and with a duration from 2016 to 2020,  is part of the '2012-2017 with a vision to 2022 Strategic Plan of the Port of Huelva', which global objective is to turn the Port of Huelva into the south-atlantic European port of reference, not only in the energetic and hydrocarbons sector, minerals or agri-food bulks, but also adding value to all its potential in other economic sectors and associated goods from efficiency and environmental respect. 

Additionally, this project pretends the promotion of the Port of Huelva role in the great European corridors of goods,  main highways through which the great logistics chains of Europe run, also to connect with other third countries. Port of Huelva Intermodal Platform has been a relevant element taken into account by de European Commission with regards to the inclusion of the Port of Huelva in the Trans European Transport Network Atlantic Corridor.   

In this context, Port Authority of Huelva organizes the workshops "Port of Huelva: Intermodal Platform of  South-Atlantic Europe" as a set of four events to be held in their venue annually. 

Under the title:  "Eficiency and Sustainability", this III Workshops is focused on the following contents: 

  • Development of new alternative energies (LNG) and its application to the different means of transport, stimulating the development of optimized and sustainable logistics chains. Special importance will be given to the initiatives carried out by the Port Authority of Huelva, among which the CORE LNGas hive, HIVE2, ECO-Gate and the Cold Logistics Hub projects stand out.
  • Know the commitment of the Balearia and Fred Olsen alliance with regards to LNG as an alternative fuel, specifically in the new maritime extension of the Atlantic Corridor: Huelva - Canary Islands.
  • Learn how to contribute to the current European funding programs CEF (Ease of connection of Europe) in relation to its specialization in the Autopistas del Mar (MoS) in the Atlantic Atlantic within the new approach of the Atlantic Corridor, strengthening the connection of Huelva with the Canary Islands and emerging markets (West and South Africa).
  • Consolidate a network platform in the Port of Huelva among the main agents in logistics and transport, companies, industries and institutions.
  • To present new opportunities in the area of ​​maritime connectivity between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and its terrestrial continuity through the intensive use of the railroad through the Intermodal Platform of the Port of Huelva.

 

Agenda

08:45h  Registration.

09:15 - 09:30h  Welcome. Ms. María del Pilar Miranda Plata- Port Authority of Huelva President.

09:30- 09:35h     Video projection of Intermodal Platform.

09:35-10:15 Opening Session.

•             Prof. Carlo Secchi - European Atlantic Corridor Coordinator.

•            Mr. Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio - Port Authority of Huelva Director.

•            Mr. Jorge Ballesteros - Deputy manager Railway planning. Ministry of Public Works.

10:20– 10:50h    Coffee break.

10:50- 11:40h     Efficient and Clean fuel transport chains in Atlantic Corridor.

Moderator:  Mr. Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio - Port Authority of Huelva Director.
•            Mr. Manuel Vega- Commercial Manager Port of Huelva. 

•            Mr. Fernando Impuesto - Enagas Emprende General Manager.

•            Mr. Eduardo No -  Logistics and Operations Manager. RENFE Mercancías.

•            Mr. David Fernández -   Director of the European Consortium ECO-GATE. Nedgia.

11:45- 12:30h     Atlantic Corridor development in the Southwestern Europe through Motorways of the Sea.

Moderator: Prof. Carlo Secchi - European Atlantic Corridor Coordinator.

•             Mr. Jaroslaw Kotowski -  INEA Senior Project Manager MoS and ERTMS.

•             Mr. Antonio Góngora- Intermodality and Logistics Manager. Ports of Spain.

•             Mr. Jaime Beltrán - Business Development Manager. Port of Huelva.

12:30- 13:15h     Shuttle bus to the Intermodal Platform and to Balèaria & Fred. Olsen's Express LNG Ship.

13:15- 13:45h     Balèaria & Fred. Olsen's Express strategy regarding LNG into Huelva- Canary Islands route.

•             Mr. Adolfo Utor- President. Balèaria 

13:45- 15:15h     Visit and light lunch during the stay on LNG Ship.

15:30h     Bus departure to the venue.

 

Conclusions of the event

Under the title "Efficiency and sustainability", the Port Authority of Huelva has developed its third event of the CEF Conference cycle: 'Intermodal Platform Port of Huelva', event framed within the CEF Project Intermodal Platform (co-funded by the European Connecting Europe Facility Program ) and to which more than a hundred professionals have come.

This day has had the participation of the President of the Port Authority of Huelva, Pilar Miranda; the mayor of Palos de la Frontera, Carmelo Romero; the territorial delegate of Development in Huelva, José Correa; the deputy mayor and councilor of Urban Planning, Environment and Ecological Transition of the City of Huelva, Manuel Gómez and the president of the Baleària shipping company, Adolfo Utor.

In this regard, the President of the Port Authority of Huelva, Pilar Miranda, highlighted the good results of the “Intermodal Platform of the Port of Huelva” project, a key element in the terrestrial connectivity of the Port, highlighting import and export traffics, as generators of great added value of its area of influence, creating employment and wealth, from environmental sustainability point of view ”.

For his part, Adolfo Utor has stated that, “about to turn the first year, our quality, frequent and reliable service between Huelva and the Canary Islands has had a good progression of passengers and merchandise”. This was stated by the president of Baleària, representing the alliance of said shipping company and Fred. Olsen Express, with whom he has indicated that he has “enormous complicity,” who added the “unconditional support of the Port Authority of Huelva and the rest of the institutions” have allowed the consolidation of the route. "We renew our commitment so that the port of Huelva is an European and versatile port and becomes an engine for the local and provincial economy," he concluded.

In addition, the day has had the participation of a dozen speakers who have discussed the importance of the use of efficient and clean fuels (LNG) in the transport chains of the Atlantic Corridor, paying special attention to the initiatives carried out by the Port Authority of Huelva, among which the CORE LNGas hive, HIVE2, ECO-Gate and the Sustainable Cold Logistics Hub projects stand out.

The bet of Baleària & Fred Olsen Express has also been known its interest and commitment regarding the use of LNG as an alternative fuel, especially in the new maritime extension of the Atlantic Corridor: Huelva - Canary Islands and how current European CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) financing programs will contribute in its specialization in the Motorways of the Sea (MoS, of its acronym in English Motorways of the Sea) in the southwest Atlantic within the new approach of the Atlantic Corridor, enhancing the connection of Huelva with the Canary Islands and emerging markets (West Africa and South America).

Finally, new opportunities have been announced in terms of maritime connectivity between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and its terrestrial continuity through the intensive use of the railroad, through the Intermodal Platform of the Port of Huelva, paying special attention to the main Agents in logistics and transport, companies, industries and institutions, concluding the event with a visit to the LNG-driven vessel, 'Abel Matutes', which operates the Huelva - Canary line within the Baleària & Fred Olsen Express alliance.

 

Resources and Speakers presentations

Video projection of Intermodal Platform.

•            Video CEF  Intermodal Platform Port of Huelva  2019

Opening Session.

•             Prof. Carlo Secchi - European Atlantic Corridor Coordinator.

•            Mr. Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio - Port Authority of Huelva Director.

•            Mr. Jorge Ballesteros - Deputy manager Railway planning. Ministry of Public Works.

Efficient and Clean fuel transport chains in Atlantic Corridor Session.

•            Mr. Manuel Vega- Commercial Manager Port of Huelva. 

•            Mr. Fernando Impuesto - Enagas Emprende General Manager.

•            Mr. Eduardo No -  Logistics and Operations Manager. RENFE Mercancías.

•            Mr. David Fernández -   Director of the European Consortium ECO-GATE. Nedgia.

Atlantic Corridor development in the Southwestern Europe through Motorways of the Sea Session.

•             Mr. Jaroslaw Kotowski -  INEA Senior Project Manager MoS and ERTMS.

•             Mr. Antonio Góngora- Intermodality and Logistics Manager. Ports of Spain.

•             Mr. Jaime Beltrán - Business Development Manager. Port of Huelva.

Balèaria & Fred. Olsen's Express strategy regarding LNG into Huelva- Canary Islands route Session.

•             Mr. Adolfo Utor- President. Balèaria 

 

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