Sustainable port management for climate adaptation

The AquaBioTech Group is an international consulting company located in Malta that specializes in aquatic environment, aquaculture, and fisheries projects. The company offers business consulting, market intelligence, and strategic operations management services, and has strong research and development capabilities.

The maritime sector accounts for 90% of global trade and 2.2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In collaboration with AquaBioTech Group, we contributed to the EU initiative 'Resilient, net-zero emissions maritime hubs'.

We analysed the socio-economic context of the Port of Piraeus and Valencia Port hub and identified intervention points in the ports' status quo, such as regulations, technologies, user values, and institutions, for future improvement. We presented examples of how ports worldwide are adapting to climate change challenges and developing sustainably while protecting marine biodiversity and regenerating marine ecosystems in accordance with EU Taxonomy. The project's goal was to create an innovation portfolio that facilitates the decarbonization of the port and shipping industry and the transition to a circular economy.