Green shipping corridors in and out of Spain: Assessing route-based opportunities
A new study from the Global Maritime Forum finds Spain is well positioned to become a first mover in shipping’s decarbonisation by developing green shipping corridors from Spanish ports to Europe and beyond.
June 22 2023
A new study from the Global Maritime Forum, produced in collaboration with the British Embassy Madrid, finds that Spain is well positioned to become a first mover in shipping’s decarbonisation by developing green corridors from Spanish ports to Europe and beyond.
The “Green shipping corridors in and out of Spain: assessing route-based opportunities,” study highlights the eight most promising green corridor routes in and out of Spain. Based on the scale of trade, energy demand, dominant trade segments and policy environment, the analysis showed that the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States are the most promising partner countries for Spain for the development of green corridors, followed by Turkey, Morocco, and China.
Findings indicate that there are various deep-sea opportunities in the container segment, such as container trade between China and the ports of Barcelona and Valencia and between US East Coast ports and Valencia and Algeciras.
Short sea opportunities within Europe were also identified, such as container traffic between the ports of Bilbao and Liverpool, container traffic between Valencia and Turkey and general cargo traffic between Valencia and Italy. Finally, two promising cruise routes were identified, Mediterranean cruise with Barcelona as home port and the Atlantic Spain-UK cruise route.
Access the full report here.