The Port Authority of Bilbao takes its proposals for decarbonisation to the Movin’on Inside meeting
On 6 October, the Port of Bilbao will take part in the Movin’on Inside meeting, a quarterly event set up by Michelin and aimed at professionals from the international port sector. The aim of the event is to present the advances being made around the world to reduce carbon emissions in maritime transport and to meet the challenge of sustainable mobility.
The meeting will address the importance of ports in the energy transition and their contribution to sustainable growth in a sector which, on a global scale, moves around 90% of the goods we consume and which, by 2050, faces the challenge of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50%.
In this scenario, ports are emerging as strategic energy hubs, and must attract investments to deploy the largest number possible of alternative fuels in their facilities (LNG, green hydrogen, synfuels, biofuels and green ammonia, amongst others). These facilities will provide a service to both ship operators and shippers, and make a decisive contribution to the decarbonisation of the logistics chain and our industry.
The meeting will also look at the role of port authorities as drivers of investments to electrify their docks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to accommodate more renewable energy (photovoltaic, wind and wave power).
Ekaitz López, CFO of the Port Authority of Bilbao, will take part, together with the heads of other European ports, in a colloquium on the role of ports in the decarbonisation of maritime transport. In his intervention, Mr. López will outline
the firm commitment of the Port of Bilbao to the energy transition, with public-private investments announced for 2022 which already amount to some EUR 300 million.
Issues such as the collaborative approach to the energy transition, the need to move from theory to action as a matter of urgency and the key role of innovation in the whole process will also be discussed.