The Port of Barcelona is developing a programme to promote the Third Strategic Plan among the Port Community

The Deputy Director General of Organization and Internal Resources of the Port of Barcelona, Pedro Arellano, the head of the Port Community Development, Manuel Galán, and the head of Strategic Projects and Innovation, Carles Rua announced today that the Port of Barcelona has developed an implementation programme for the Third Strategic Plan 2015-2020 aimed at companies and public administrations of the Port Community.

The main objective of this outreach programme, consisting of three-hour sessions, is to make the content of the Strategic Plan known to the maximum number of people who work in managerial and operational companies and administrations that make up the Port Community. Moreover, the participants in these sessions will identify how the development of their work helps to achieve these strategic objectives.

These seminars, which will begin this September and will be held until the end of the year will also serve as a useful tool to gather ideas and lines of action to follow to achieve the objectives set by the Third Strategic Plan.

During the first half of 2015 sessions of the Third Strategic Plan already took place between people who are part of the Port Community Advisory Board and its working groups. Specifically, this first phase consisted of three things: a pilot and two sessions of deployment, which involved a total of 62 people. The participants were mostly freight forwarders, shipping agents, customs brokers, reservoir and container terminal workers, government officials and members of the Port of Barcelona.

The Third Strategic Plan

In its 2015-2020 Third Strategic Plan, the Port of Barcelona has specified that the strategic objective of the infrastructure in the mid-term is to become the main distribution center in the Mediterranean Euroregion, in competition with the ports of northern Europe. Thus, the Port of Barcelona gives itself some specific goals revolving around three areas: growth, which translates into guaranteed volumes of activity and optimal traffic; competitiveness, which requires high levels of efficiency and differentiation in the offer; and sustainability, which involves acting in a way that ensures the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

13 strategic objectives are then identified around these three areas that take shape in specific goals and indicators that measure the degree of achievement of the strategic proposal at the end of the period. For example, in 2020 one of the goals is to have reached 70 million tons of cargo (of which 70% overhead) and 3 million TEUs.

This approach is supported by the premise that the Port of Barcelona and the Barcelona Port Community is prepared and aligned to achieve such mid-term challenges.