Innovation bolsters the Port of Barcelona as an international benchmark in sustainable development
Innovation has become the keystone of the strategy that the Port of Barcelona has been rolling out in recent months, enabling it to close the first half of 2023 on a positive note, both in terms of the number and the importance of the projects that have been undertaken during these six months. This was underscored by president Lluís Salvadó during the press conference on the balance for this first half of the financial year. The Port of Barcelona focused its strategy on fostering innovation projects to strengthen its role as a driver of the economy in the coming years. The balance of the first six months of the year is positive despite the slowdown in traffic growth, in line with the complex global economic and geopolitical situation.
The Port of Barcelona and Tech Barcelona launch BlueTechPort, the blue economy innovation hub

The Port of Barcelona and Tech Barcelona launched BlueTechPort, a new innovation space for companies, and aims to foster innovation in all sectors related to the blue economy. The venue will host companies and entrepreneurial projects linked to the port, logistics and blue tourism sectors, and also to more disruptive sectors like underwater robotics, artificial intelligence applied to the marine environment, the recovery of marine biodiversity or pharmaceutical components made from marine products, to name just a few. The project is the embryo of the future space that the Port of Barcelona will open in the sheds on Sant Bertran wharf to host initiatives related to innovation and recruiting and training talent.

The Port of Barcelona resumes the tender process for the future cruise terminal G

The Port of Barcelona Management Board has resumed the public call for tenders for awarding the construction and operation of the future cruise terminal G on Adossat wharf, wich will have an area under concession of over 54,000 m2 and a wharf line of 450 metres, making it suitable for cruise ships up to 400 metres long. These characteristics are included in the Technical specifications of the call for tenders, which indicate that the successful tenderer must contribute significant turnaround port traffic, which generates the most added value to the city. It should be noted that cruise passengers in turnaround at the Port of Barcelona currently account for almost 60% of the total (58%).