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SPC Spain holds its Assembly

Cartagena, 8 May 2019.- The General Assembly of the Spanish Shortsea Promotion Centre (SPC Spain), which met at the headquarters of State Ports, reviewed the activities carried out during 2018, as well as the main events in the national and international environment that influence the Short Sea Shipping activity: environmental regulations, especially the forthcoming entry into force of the regulation limiting the sulphur content in marine fuels, as well as the steps taken to ensure that Short Sea Shipping (SSS) has a differentiated consideration when it comes to establishing new European regulations as well as in the IMO, review of the European Directive on waste collection in ports, the European Maritime Single Window, or the advances in the regulation of the stevedoring service in Spain.

The port of Cartagena was established as the venue for the Association’s next Annual Conference, which will take place on 20 November, and that will address issues such as the imminent  challenge for Short Sea Shipping services in 2020; What does the road require from SSS to use it; or innovation and technology at the service of a competitive and efficient SSS.

Finally, the election of the Presidency, Vice-Presidencies and Members of the Association’s Board of Directors took place, with the presidency, ANAVE (Manuel Carlier), and the two Vice-Presidencies, Puertos del Estado (Jaime Luezas) and CETM (Ovidio de la Roza) being renewed. The Board of Directors is also made by another 7 members: The Port Authority of Barcelona (Ana Arévalo), the Port Authority of Cartagena (Fernando Muñoz), the Port Authority of Valencia (Mar Chao), the Port Authority of Santander (Patricio Arrarte), the Port Authority of Tarragona (Leticia Morales), FETEIA-OLTRA (Agustín Montori), and GRIMALDI (Antonio Vargas).