Blue Growth is the European Commission Strategy for the recovery of the economy in Europe, encouraging the investment and technological innovation in those areas related to the Maritime Economy, or Blue Economy, identifying key factors and actions to promote the employment and the economic growth in a sustainable way.
The Port of Vigo has pioneered in Europe the integral implementation of the Blue Growth strategy as a collective effort by all the port’s users, under the principle that the Blue Economy must be fostered equally by all stakeholders.
Promoting competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability in all his activities, installations and services.
Innovation is an essential concept of the Blue Growth Strategy and, therefore, of the Port of Vigo. In order to become an innovative port, we promote the development of more efficient technologies; we offer improved services to our users; we encourage an open innovation, by integrating private sector with research institutions, technological centers and universities.
In the Port of Vigo we work to become the green port of reference in the south Europe, through actions and projects enforced to recover zones where the industrial and urban activity has left his footprint; promoting the use of clean energy technologies; and implementing more environmental- friendly processes.
A connected port is synonymous of competitiveness, reason why, in the Port of Vigo we work to digitalize the administrative processes and multiply the maritime lines; we support digital transformation and the use of ICT tools in communication.
People are the center of an Inclusive Port, that is why from the Port of Vigo we bet on: the design of training programs to meet the needs of the current market; the integration of traditional sectors in the new concept of the Blue Economy; social innovation, favoring the interaction between all agents linked to the sea.
Port of Vigo announced it will reduce by 30% its emissions (CO2, SOx and NOx) and will reach 3% energy self-sufficiency by 2022.
To achieve this it will carry out actions that will promote GNL use and application of innovative actions on algae capture of CO2, support implementation 100% clean energy self-sufficiency for National Natural Park Illas Cies as a pilot project and raise awareness/training of at least 1000 users of Port of Vigo (all activities included) on the need for clean and blue energy.