Mar Chao

Mar Chao

Head of Commercial Business Development Port Authority of Valencia

Mar Chao López holds degrees in law and civil engineering, as well as an MBA. She completed additional training and certificates in maritime law and transport, port and logistics management and transport of goods and travelers. She speaks four languages and teaches the Master in Logistics and Transport at the University of A Coruña. Chao has experience in both the public and private sector, previously holding the position of general manager at the Reyser group. In the public sector, she has worked for the Port Authority of A Coruña, as head of service provision unit; and at the Port Authority of Vigo, as head of port operations and operations. Chao also spent almost three years as the CEO of transports of the Xunta de Galicia, as advisor in the Port Authority of Ferrol and assuming the presidency of Ports of Galicia.
 
Valenciaport is the public body responsible for managing three ports with excellent facilities for Break Bulk Traffic: Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía. The Port of Sagunto offers 220,000 m2 of yard area and 55,000 m2 of covered warehouses, as well as four ro-ro ramps, six ship to shore cranes, eight mobile cranes and seven reachstackers. The Port of Valencia offers 12,6000 m2 of yard area, nine ro-ro ramps, three mobile cranes and two reachstackers. The Port of Gandía has two ro - ro ramps and two multi-purpose cranes with capacity up to 84 tons.
 

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Thursday 23/05/2019

From 14:10 To 15:00

05/23/2019 14:10 05/23/2019 15:00 How are breakbulk ports reacting to changes across the sector? PRESENTATION LINK
As competition increases across the breakbulk waterfront, we ask leading port operators and ambitious newcomers to share their thoughts on industry developments, covering the strategic, operational and regulatory aspects of their business.
 
Questions our panel will answer:
  • Will leading European breakbulk ports increase investment in the sector as spending on the top priority container terminals is plateauing?
  • Will competition also increase prompting improved conditions and lower prices for the sector?
  • Will there be more newcomers as smaller ports seek to move into the market?
  • Will accelerating breakbulk consolidation impact European port competition?
  • How are ports preparing to comply with new environmental regulations?
  • Tomorrow’s ports, what’s next on the innovation path?
Breakbulk Main Stage

Breakbulk Main Stage

"How are breakbulk ports reacting to changes across the sector? "

Danny Levenswaard Mar Chao Marcin Osowski Morgane Hanssens Patrick Bohan
Time and date

Thursday 23/05/2019

From 14:10 To 15:00

05/23/2019 14:10 05/23/2019 15:00 How are breakbulk ports reacting to changes across the sector? PRESENTATION LINK
As competition increases across the breakbulk waterfront, we ask leading port operators and ambitious newcomers to share their thoughts on industry developments, covering the strategic, operational and regulatory aspects of their business.
 
Questions our panel will answer:
  • Will leading European breakbulk ports increase investment in the sector as spending on the top priority container terminals is plateauing?
  • Will competition also increase prompting improved conditions and lower prices for the sector?
  • Will there be more newcomers as smaller ports seek to move into the market?
  • Will accelerating breakbulk consolidation impact European port competition?
  • How are ports preparing to comply with new environmental regulations?
  • Tomorrow’s ports, what’s next on the innovation path?
Breakbulk Main Stage
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Breakbulk Main Stage

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