We are delighted to announce that Bilbao Port Authority have confirmed support as the Gold Sponsor for Coastlink 2024. 

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Amaia Sarasola, Marketing & Commercial Manager at the Port of Bilbao commented “The Port of Bilbao is proud to support the 2024 Coastlink Conference in Amsterdam. We are looking forward to meeting and networking with experts, collaborators and innovators of the port, short sea shipping, and logistics industry who will be in attendance. We plan to provide our insight on key topical issues including the implementation of a more environmentally responsible supply chain business model.

In addition, we are also pleased to be chosen as the host port for the 2025 Coastlink conference and look forward to welcoming both speakers and delegates to Bilbao in 2025. As a multimodal port on the Atlantic Arc with more than 700 years of history; sustainability is at the core of our values, as we work to create an environmentally and socially responsible port of the future, and we are pleased to be working with the Coastlink Conference on developing these key strategies.”

Andima Ormaetxe Director for Operations, Commercial and Logistics at the port will deliver the gold sponsor address on day one, 24th April, in addition to participating in the panel discussion ‘Ports as enablers – facilitating the energy transition for shipping & the supply chain’ where he will discuss the Port of Bilbao’s contribution and new tools to improve and assess supply chain processes for a more environmentally responsible business model.

The Port of Bilbao offer a direct communication gateway between Spain and Europe as a flexible and dynamic port, capable of receiving any type of vessel or cargo with specialised services for all traffics.

The port’s facilities are located across 400 hectares of land and offer multiple specialised terminals for both cargoes and traffics including break-bulk and container, in addition to liquid and solid bulks. The Port of Bilbao’s multimodal connections offer a key link with the main Spanish and European roadway and railway networks, producing a smooth and direct freight movement route, for both a fast and sustainable supply chain link.

The Port of Bilbao’s strategic pillars include environmental sustainability, competitive services, and the generation of economic growth - with the development of greener and digital shipping corridors as an additional priority. This has been recently highlighted with a new collaboration announced between the Port of Bilbao and the Port of Amsterdam who together with the Energy Agency of the Basque Government (EVE) and partners, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join forces in the development of a renewable hydrogen corridor between Bilbao and Amsterdam. The corridor will focus on the maritime route between the two ports and further showcases the Port of Bilbao’s commitment to sustainable shipping solutions.

Attend Coastlink 2024 and meet with key stakeholders from the Bilbao Port Authority.

Delegates will enjoy 2-days of conference including informative presentation sessions and interactive panel discussions. The conference will include numerous opportunities to network with key professionals across the ports, short sea shipping, and logistics sectors including a gala dinner and the chance to see the Port of Amsterdam by boat!

Keen to join the debate? For further information on how to secure your delegate place, or how to participate at the 2024 event contact the Coastlink team at info@coastlink.co.uk or call +44 1329 825335.