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Smart Ports: Piers of the Future 2021: sparks innovation through collaboration
The two-day event Smart Ports: Piers of the Future led by the Port of Barcelona, featuring some of the world's most innovative port members: Antwerp, Barcelona, Busan, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Rotterdam and Montreal. The hybrid event went live alongside the Smart City Expo World Congress 2021 to bring together port-city communities on topics including the energy transition, digitalisation, and the Blue Economy. Damià Calvet, President, Port of Barcelona: "Smart Ports: Piers of the Future is about collaborating.
The Port of Barcelona and the city councils of Barcelona and El Prat give a progress report on the Urban Master Plan for the Intermodal Logistics Terminal

The process of citizen participation begins for the Urban Master Plan of the Port of Barcelona railway node, a preliminary step before drafting, processing and final approval of the plan. This railway node will make the Port of Barcelona more efficient, competitive and sustainable. The node occupies 68 ha and is one of the nodes of the Mediterranean Corridor. The UMP will include regulation and urban planning of the spaces affected by new infrastructure.

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.