The commemoration of the 150 years of constitution of the entity responsible for the management of the port of Barcelona has had its climax this Wednesday night in the Palau de la Música Catalana. Consignees, freight forwarders, dockers, customs personnel and members of the entire port community have participated in an institutional event in which the Port of Barcelona He wanted to pay tribute to all those people who operate this infrastructure day by day.
The president of the Port of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa, has wanted to look to the future and has highlighted the plan of electrification of the great docks and the implementation of renewable energies as a great challenge for the coming years to face the energy and digital transition that seems essential.
He has also claimed from the Government the construction of the Access
, pending for years. "The Mediterranean corridor will be a reality if the ports are connected," said Conesa, who has also asked for "new tools governance”That allow Barcelona to compete on equal terms with other European ports. In this sense, the president of the Port has stressed the importance of the new strategic framework that is being developed by Puertos del Estado. The corporate director of the state agency, Magec Montesdeoca, attended the event in the front rows and will have taken note of the demands.
In addition to Montesdeoca, among the hundred attendees at the 150-year commemoration ceremony there was the Government delegate in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera; the Minister of Territori of the Generalitat, Damià Calvet; the first deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Council, Jaume Collboni; and the president of Adif, Isabel Pardo de Vera.
In addition to the representatives of the administrations that are part of the board of directors, the former presidents of the Port of Barcelona, as well as the general directors, have collected recognition plates for the services provided to the institution.