Smart Ports 2021: collaborate to design more innovative, sustainable and inclusive ports

The initiative is led by the Port of Barcelona and features collaboration from the most innovative ports in the world. The event, which will take place on 16 and 17 November, has consolidated the online format across the platform. This year's Smart Ports: Piers of the Future will shine a light on the five SMART attributes – sustainability, multimodality, agility, resilience and transparency – that should characterise an advanced and competitive logistic hub under the Fourth Strategic Plan of the Port of Barcelona 2021-2025.

Damià Calvet takes office as President of the Port of Barcelona

Damià Calvet has replaced Mercè Conesa, who has been President of the entity for the last three years, since July 2018. Calvet was appointed President of the Port of Barcelona at the last meeting of the Executive Council of the Government of Catalonia, held last Tuesday 29 June on a proposal of the Department of the Vice Presidency and Digital Policies and Territory. Damià Calvet has a degree in Building Sciences and Technologies from Ramon Llull University and a diploma in Technical Architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

The Port of Barcelona will resume cruise activity in a safe, staggered and sustainable way

The Port of Barcelona has worked with shipping companies and other players in the cruise sector to resume activity in a staggered, sustainable, and above all safe way, both for crew and passengers, for the workers of the Port Community and for the citizens of Barcelona. The protocol has been agreed by Foreign Health, which answers to the Spanish Ministry of Health. Cruise companies that operate regularly in the Port of Barcelona will arrive gradually, with MSC Cruises and its MSC Grandiosa kicking off the 2021 season on 26th June.