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Cadiz Port to make Bay of Cadiz into logistics hub

The president of Cádiz-Port, Rafael Fernández, presented the new business project, NEO CADIZ BAY, which aims to increase business opportunities, create a logistics park in Cadiz and grow the competitive capacity of the maritime sector.

Natural gas and renewables become more profitable options in Spain

Energy produced at coal-fired thermal stations made up less than 5% of all electricity generated in 2019 in Spain, as natural gas and renewables become more profitable options. According to figures that Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the national power grid operator, advanced to EL PAÍS, the country has dramatically reduced its reliance on coal-fired power, and as a direct result, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation fell 33.3% in 2019.

Baleària launches LNG bunker supply using MTTS system

On 3 January, the Spanish ferry company known as “Baleària”, officially announced its successful establishment of natural gas supply in the port of Valencia. In order to accomplish the supply properly, the company used a multi truck to ship (MTTS) high-speed bunkering system.

Spanish authorities arrest first “narco-sub” in the EU

Spanish Maritime Authorities refloated a sunken “narco-sub” smuggling vessel and detained 3.5 tonnes of cocaine from its interior, marking the first ever narco-sub to be caught in the EU, as this type of vessel is mostly common in the US.

Port of Ceuta performs its first VLSFO bunkering operation

The Port of Ceuta in Spain carried out its first very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) bunkering operation on November 7, thus showing its ability to comply with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap. The first VLSFO bunkering occurred on November 7, as the cargo ship Kurtulus received 90 tons of the new fuel.

Spain, IMO ink MoU to provide technical assistance

Spain and IMO signed a MoU to provide technical cooperation to support capacity-building activities in English and Spanish-speaking countries. Such activities will seek to support implementation of IMO regulations and contribute to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Record of movements set at APM Terminals Barcelona

APM Terminals Barcelona announced a new milestone registering a total of 5,394 movements during one port call, on the container ship ‘Millau Bridge’. This is the highest level of activity registered on a ship in the Catalan terminal since 2017.

Watch: Drug traffickers rescue Spanish border agents

Three Spanish border agents have been rescued by suspected drug smugglers after a vessel collision sent the officers into the water and left their boat running in an uncontrolled turn. In fact, as Spain’s Guardia Civil reported, on the morning of Friday, 4 October, a boat operated by Guardia Civil officers crashed with a RIB go-fast launch carrying four suspected drug traffickers, during an operation off the coast of Malaga.

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