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A Port-Focussed Strategy as a Contribution Towards the Development of the Lisbon Region Natércia Cabral Chairperson of the Board IPTM, I. P.

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1 A Port-Focussed Strategy as a Contribution Towards the Development of the Lisbon Region Natércia Cabral Chairperson of the Board IPTM, I. P. natercia.cabral@imarpor.pt OPEN DAYS workshop 07A07 Trends in Maritime Transport Innovation: How can Regions take Advantage?

2 1 – The Importance of Maritime Regions The sea plays a crucial role in the EUs development Policies, which focus on a maritime-based economy. Forming multi-sector clusters; Creating maritime centres of excellence; Balancing different modes of transport (co-modality); Reinforcing maritime transport (Motorways of the Sea) ; Considering the multiple roles played by ports in the context of European logistics; Creating a Maritime Space with no barriers. Thus, today, maritime regions enjoy a wealth of opportunities widely recognised and valued.

3 2 – The Lisbon Region

4 Within this context of maritime valorisation, the Lisbon Region plays a most decisive role as it is the region in Portugal: With the most advanced resources; Which faces great challenges in terms of internal balance and external projection (national/ international); That has a set of factors in its favour at a national level. Key Factors Maritime geographic position; Important traffic-generating point; Benefits from the best accessibility network in the country; Transport infrastructures available integrated within the TEN-T (Trans- European Network -transport); Benefits from an important port system – the Port of Lisbon and Setubal (Two of the five main Portuguese ports). We aim to further strengthen this privileged position.

5 2.1 – The Lisbon Regions Strategy for 2020 – The Importance of Ports Looking ahead to 2020, the Lisbon Regions Strategy is focussed on: A territorial model emphasizing the metropolitan polarizing nature of the region; Internationalization as one of its main objectives. Supranational transport infrastructures play a key role in this model of development. The development of ports is a key factor. At a national and regional level the aim is to create favourable conditions to a new dynamic in the ports sector. It is necessary to overcome the existing obstacles.

6 Remnants conflicts with urban surroundings and local government management; Weak connections and logistical development; An unbalanced modal distribution in terms of the relation with ports; Weak development of the potential of the River Tagus estuary for the river traffic of goods; Weak connections and logistics development; The development of both ports, with some overlapping. 2.2 – Obstacles to Port Development in the Lisbon Region

7 3 – Strategic Guidelines for the Maritime and Port Sector The port development policy is: Rooted in the strategy for the maritime and port sector defined by the Government in December 2006 (Strategic Guidelines); In accordance with the Lisbon Regions Strategy for 2020. The guidelines of this policy have a particular impact on the ports in the Lisbon Region. The Strategic Guidelines (2006-2015) set out priority intervention objectives and fields for the Maritime and Port Sector. Some relevant guidelines to the Lisbon Region: The growing of port system and cargo handling; Improved port and coastal safety and inland navigation; A Territorially Integrated Approach, Sustainability and Governable of port development; Development of new maritime transport services (Motorways of the Sea).

8 3.1 – Growing Port System In 2007, Portuguese ports handled approximately 64.4 million tons of cargo Cargo handled in Ports of Lisbon and Setubal MERCADORIAS (TONS) CARGA GERAL APLAPSS Fraccionada489.4351.739.552 Contentorizada4.502.921118.264 Ro-Ro4.883325.252 Sub-total4.997.2392.183.068 G. SÓLIDOS5.605.9373.695.708 G.LÍQUIDOS1.346.199955.209 TOTAL11.949.3756.833.985 MERCADORIAS (TONS)TOTAL CARGA GERAL Fraccionada5.299.423 Contentorizada10.298.025 Ro-Ro353.161 Sub-total15.950.609 G. SÓLIDOS18.589.679 G.LÍQUIDOS29.888.217 TOTAL64.428.505 Fonte: IPTM,IP

9 3.1 – Growing Port System Looking ahead to 2015, the aim is to reach + 59% in Lisbon and 45% in Setubal, respectively. This increased capacity is a result of the combination of three lines of action: 3.1.1 – Expansion of terminals -specialisation profile ports of Lisbon and Setubal ; 3.1.2 – Greater connections and logistical integration – Janela Única Portuária (Sole Port Window) 3.1.3 –Increased efficiency in the running of ports Fonte: OESMP

10 3.1.3 – Increased Efficiency in the Running of Ports As waterfronts represent a scarce resource, especially in a densely urbanised region like Lisbon, the policies defined by the sector in 2006 approached this issue with three types of measures: Institutional Reorganisation of the Port System; Improved Regulation and Control Instruments; Simplified Procedures and Electronic Integration of Information Flow in port operations.

11 3.2 – Improved Port and Coastal Safety and River Navigability – VTS/ISPS 3.3 – A more Territorially Integrated Approach to Port Development, Sustainability and Governable A National Maritime and Port Plan - national scope planning instrument Strategy and Port Running Plan - a new approach for each one of the commercial ports; Sustainability Report for each port. 3.4 – Development of New Maritime Transport Services Project PORTMOS – Motorways of the Sea Pilot Initiatives for ports of the Lisbon Region

12 Conclusions Within this context of maritime valorisation, the Lisbon Region plays a most decisive role as it is the region in Portugal: We aim to further strengthen this privileged position. The development of ports is a key factor. Necessary to overcome existing obstacles. The new Strategic Guidelines (2006-2015) for the Maritime and Port Sector have into account the obstacles and the objectives for the development for of the Lisbon Regions: A multi-sector perspective for modal transports – co-modality; A sustainable integrated territorial approach; A coordinated development for the two ports (Lisbon and Setubal)


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