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Pillar 1: Ports as gateways and hubs for the blue economy

 

 

 

 

Pillar 1: Ports as gateways and hubs for the blue economy

Liam LACEY  | Director of the Irish Maritime Development Office


Biography:

Liam Lacey is Director of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and formerly worked with Irish Continental Group as Managing Director of its Container and Terminal Division.  He has extensive experience in shipping, chartering and port development.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and holds a Masters Degree in management from Trinity College, Dublin.  Before joining the IMDO, Liam lectured in the area of strategic management and innovation in NUI Maynooth.  Liam was a member of IBEC’s Transport Council, which represents the views of industry in the area of transport and logistics. 


Pillar 1: Ports as gateways and hubs for the blue economy 

Goal 1: Ports as gateways for trade in the Atlantic

Actions:

► Develop the TEN-T Motorways of the Sea in the Atlantic

► Create a network of green ports by 2025

► Foster short-sea shipping links in the Atlantic area to better integrate Ireland

► Launch an Atlantic strategy on liquefied natural gas

► Develop eco-incentive schemes to upgrade port infrastructure

► Jointly develop waste and handling plans for Atlantic ports

Goal 2: Ports as catalysts for business

Actions:

► Develop a blue accelerator scheme for Atlantic ports to help scale up innovative businesses

► Share best practices, exchange ideas and tackle problems jointly

► Expand data collection beyond traditional (logistics) data

► Increase communication and availability of data on the economic potential of ports


Roadmap summary:


Contact: Three Park Place, Upper Hatch Street, Dublin 2, D02 FX65, Ireland

Telephone: +353 1 775 39 00