SPANISH MARITIME NEWS (VIII)

1.-JUDGEMENT ON STOWAGE: EC v. SPAIN

 

The European Commission has decided to bring Spain before the Court of Justice of Luxembourg for failure to comply with the judgement issued by the latter on December, 11, 2014. In this judgement the Court ruled that the Spanish legislation on dock work ( Royal Decree 2/ 2011, of September 5)) is contrary to the freedom of establishment enshrined in article 49 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

SPANISH MARITIME NEWS (VII)


1.- INCENTIVES FOR USE OF LNG

The Spanish National Budget for 2016 include, among other incentives, those aimed at implementing State guarantees to the investment of shipping companies. These guarantees cover the transformation of Spanish vessels not more than 15 years old to use natural gas as fuel, as well as the installation of exhaustion gas purifiers in their engines.

SPANISH MARITIME NEWS (VI)

I.- SPANISH PORTS: PRIVATE INVESTMENTS


The Spanish Ministry of Public Works has captured more than 1500 million euros in private investments in ports. These investments, which have been made in exchange for the enlargement or extension of concessions to companies that manage port services, are the result of the modifications introduced by the Royal Legislative Decree No.18 / 2014.

SPANISH MARITIME NEWS (V)

1.- PORT OF FERROL: LOGISTIC HUB


The Ports of Spain Agency has endorsed the Port of Ferrol, located on the Northwest coast of the Spanish territory, as a logistic hub to take advantage of the expansion of the Panama Canal. Its main assets are its privileged location, its natural drafts of twenty meters deep, its container terminal and its availability for the settlement of foreign companies.

 

SPANISH MARITIME NEWS (IV)

1- EUROPEA ECOBOND

 

The Spanish State Port Authority intends to launch an Europea EcoBond in order to promote short sea shipping in the Western Mediterranean. This project, which will be presented to the mechanism “Connecting Europe”, involves the participation of Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, and aims at implementing a system of subsidies to the carrier who chooses to use the sea motorway instead of travelling by road.