Ornella Chacón's team is working on an intense negotiation schedule
Puertos del Estado is starting to hold business plan meetings with the 28 different Port Authorities
- The Business Plan is one of the ports' main planning tools
11-09-2018 (Ministry of Public Works). This morning, Vilagarcía de Arousa opened the intense working schedule that Ornella Chacón's team designed for carrying forward the business plans of the 28 port authorities constituting Spain's general interest ports system. The Puertos del Estado President is leading this agenda in which each autonomous body outlines their investment strategies with specific projects and budget appropriations, for both 2019 and multi-annual projects.
"At a business level, the importance of ports and the multiple sectors associated with this infrastructure in each locality, is evident from this round of negotiations in the multiplying effect in the local economy", explains Ornella Chacón. "The business plans drawn up by the Port Authorities are definitely a good starting point. Applying technical criteria, they encourage the viability of projects that improve each port's performance and thus extend their profits to thousands of families working in their surrounding areas".
Along with the Strategic Plans and the Infrastructure Master Plans, the Business Plans set the strategic framework for the technical, economic, financial and human resources development of the entire state ports system, in accordance with the Government's political economy and transport policy.
Drawn up annually, the Business Plans include a diagnosis of the situation, the port traffic forecasts, the economic and financial forecasts, the management goals, the port's environmental sustainability goals and indicators, the staff structure and employment offers, the evolution of management ratios, financial planning, public investment planning, private investment estimates, annual profitability goals, as well as correcting coefficients and rate rebates.
Puertos del Estado and the Port Authorities will agree on said Business Plans that then need to be ratified by the Governing Board and the Board of Directors, respectively.