The president of Puertos del Estado receives Grimaldi's representatives for the presentation of their new projects
De la Encina encourages the shipping company to continue its commitment to sustainability and the environment
- Puertos del Estado will study the possibility of applying more favourable taxation to companies committed to energy efficiency and the environment
18-07-2019 (Ministry of Development). The president of Puertos del Estado, Salvador de la Encina, has received Mario Massarotti and Gianpaolo Polichetti, managing director of Grimaldi Logística España and director of Port Cost Control of Grimaldi Group, respectively. During the meeting, those responsible for Grimaldi explained to the President of Puertos del Estado the new developments and investments that the Italian company is undertaking both in the construction of ships and in their terminals. According to Grimaldi representatives, a large part of their efforts are aimed at reducing the environmental impact of maritime transport, and they have cited as an example the recent commissioning of Cruise Roma and Cruise Barcelona ferries which, with an investment of over €40 million per ship, expanding their capacity and completely eliminating their emissions.
De la Encina congratulated the Grimaldi Group, encouraging its representatives to continue betting on sustainability and the environment, since their initiatives coincide with the Spanish Government's commitment to more sustainable and environment-friendly transport. In this sense, the president of Puertos del Estado announced that measures will be studied to achieve a more favourable taxation (reduction of taxes, bonuses...) that encourages companies to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability of maritime transport, and the contribution of the port system to the fight against climate change.
Grimaldi, which operates in five Spanish ports (Barcelona, Bilbao, Sagunto, Valencia and Vigo), is the world's leading ro-ro transport (roll on-roll off) operator, employing 14,000 people, and its 150 ships connect 130 ports in 50 countries around the world.