Workshop 1: The future of the Mediterranean blue economy


  • A network of Mediterranean ports infrastructures is crucial to strengthen the competitive capacity of Europe and North Africa;

  • It is important to look not only at the maritime traffic on an international scale but also at the Short Sea Shipping (SSS) within the Mediterranean Sea;

  • It is necessary to establish direct connections between maritime development and economic development, for instance by promoting the networking the special economic zones existing in the Mediterranean Sea.



Apostolos Sigouras – ECOMASYN, Greece


Carlos Botana Lagaron – Port of Vigo, Spain


Massimo De Andreis – SRM Intesa San Paolo Group, Italy


Umberto Masucci – Propeller Club, Italy