Barcelona, Shanghai Ports Partner On Decarbonization Projects

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  • Shanghai and Barcelona, at the forefront of smart ports in Asia and Europe, will exchange knowledge to facilitate the standardisation of digitalisation.
  • They signed an agreement today to develop initiatives to improve services and the resilience of logistics chains between China and Europe.

The ports of Barcelona and Shanghai agreed to collaborate on innovation, digital standardisation, and decarbonisation projects to enhance sustainability and knowledge exchange, reads an official release.

Enhancing sustainability and knowledge exchange

On 14 May, the Port of Barcelona and the Port of Shanghai signed an agreement to explore opportunities for collaboration in innovative projects to exchange knowledge in the port, maritime and logistics fields, and decarbonise the sector.

Both ports will also collaborate on the standardisation 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 decarbonisation of port activity.

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

The agreement also recalls that Barcelona and Shanghai are currently the top cruise ports in Europe and Asia respectively, the former with considerable experience in managing this type of traffic and the latter with enormous growth potential.

The agreement therefore also provides for cooperation to develop the cruise industry under the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

The document was signed during the Barcelona-Shanghai Investment Summit, which was held in Barcelona to deepen economic and commercial cooperation between the two cities.

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Source: Port of Barcelona

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