The Port of Barcelona positions itself as the best logistics option in southern Europe and the Mediterranean for Korean companies

At the opening ceremony of the Port Summit Korea 2021, the President of the Port of Barcelona promised Korean companies "the most sustainable and competitive logistics chains" for their cargo. The Port of Barcelona strives to be Korean companies' logistics ally for foreign trade between Korea and the Iberian Peninsula, something natural because, in value terms, currently 34% of all maritime cargo between the Asian country and Spain passes through the Catalan hub.

The ports of Busan and Barcelona take a further step in their logistics alliance

The ports of Barcelona and Busan have taken an important step forward in their joint logistics alliance by opening the Korean logistics platform located in the Logistics Activities Zone of the Port of Barcelona and signing the agreement for starting up the company that will manage and promote this platform among Korean companies. Busan is today the sixth largest port in the world and, in addition to being one of the largest Asian import and export ports, is one of the two main maritime transshipment hubs in the world, along with Singapore.

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.