The 4th Strategic Plan will transform the Port of Barcelona into a smart logistics hub

Transformation of the Port of Barcelona into a Smart logistics hub
The 4th Strategic Plan 2021-2025 of our client, the Port of Barcelona, must lead it to become a smart logistics hub.

The transformation of the Port into “The SMARTest logistic hub in the MED” – vision aimed at providing the logistics-port ecosystem with a series of complementary and innovative attributes – implies that the Catalan infrastructure must transcend the classic function of port oriented to maritime traffic to consolidate itself as a multidisciplinary space where all means of transport converge, regardless of the origin and destination of the goods. Furthermore, the word “smart” not only defines a hub that is intelligent, but also endows it with certain attributes: sustainable, multimodal, agile, resilient and transparent.

The Port of Barcelona places society and people at the centre of its 4th Strategic Plan 2021-2025, putting the generation of well-being and prosperity for citizens as its first mission, thus strengthening the social and sustainable commitment of this infrastructure during the last years.

To achieve this, the Strategic Plan is specified in a general objective, with three measurable milestones: economic, environmental and social sustainability. At the level of economic sustainability, the objective is set to grow the value of foreign trade that passes through the Port of Barcelona to 70,000 million euros in 2025 (currently it is 65,000 million euros). Regarding environmental sustainability, the intention is to have 50% of the container and ro-ro docks electrified and to have a provisional network and consolidated OPS connections or with dock electrification projects underway. And in terms of social sustainability, they want to increase human capital to 40,000 people working daily or regularly in the port.


Actions included in the 4th Strategic Plan of the Port of Barcelona

  • Create a technical cybersecurity office to support the innovation and logistics process.
  • Increase the current 37,000 jobs generated by the port with new economies.
  • Increase the value of the Port of Barcelona merchandise to 70,000 million euros (currently 65,000 million).
  • Electrify 50% of docks for container ships and ro-ro ships.
  • Unify the container activity in the southern area of the enclave – Prat pier and the new Catalunya pier-.
  • Tender a terminal for the electric vehicle and components industry.
  • Activate logistics land in the first metropolitan crown.

The new Strategic Plan has established two-time horizons: one until 2025 by which a set of specific and quantifiable strategic and operational objectives has been defined. And a long-term horizon, until the year 2040, by which the major lines of action necessary to guarantee a consolidated and competitive positioning of the Port of Barcelona have been set.

The path marked out by this 4thStrategic Plan will have consequently a port that will have modernised the infrastructures; that it will have generated economic activity and given support to the productive fabric; a port that will maintain economic growth, which is essential to guarantee the well-being of society.

The I4th Strategic Plan of the Port of Barcelona will make possible a more prosperous society, a greener port, and a more humane port. The Strategic Plan, which gives continuity to the different strategic documents of the Port of Barcelona published since 1997, is the result of a participatory process which has involved 200 professionals from the Port Community of Barcelona and the main stakeholders of the port.



Strategic Objectives of the Port of Barcelona

As a result of the mission and vision defined in the IV Strategic Plan, 12 Strategic Objectives have been established, which are developed in different operational objectives -concrete and quantifiable- and which are based on the three pillars of sustainability. In this way, the Port of Barcelona strengthens its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These objectives are aimed at promoting the energy transition (generation of renewable energy, electrification of docks, promotion of cleaner fuels, etc.) that facilitates the decarbonisation of port activity and minimises its impact on the environment and people; increasing the Port’s competitiveness through the diversification of the port business and the differentiation of the service offer, based on innovation, digitisation and the ability to adapt to changes, while attracting new logistics activity; and enhance human capital, promoting specific and quality training and facilitating the generation of knowledge hubs in sectors such as logistics and the blue economy.



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About Port de Barcelona

The 4th Strategic Plan will transform the Port of Barcelona into a smart logistics hub The Port of Barcelona has a 2000-year history and great contemporary commercial importance as one of Europe’s major ports in the Mediterranean. It is the first port in Spain for international traffic, more than 100 regular lines connect it with more than 200 ports on the five continents. more than 100 regular lines connect it with more than 200 ports on the five continents. It is the main transport and services infrastructure in Catalonia, the second port in Spain in terms of traffic and the first in billing and value of goods. As for the transport of people, it is the largest port in the Mediterranean in cruise traffic and the fourth in the world only behind the ports of the Caribbean.



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