Port planning is a management tool that assists in the decision-making process and is primarily focused on guiding port activities by adopting a strategic perspective of the situation. A satisfactory and efficient management requires making decisions based on a systemic point of view, which includes the sphere of influence. The development of planning instruments of each Port Authority must coincide with the strategic framework of the Spanish port system (or with the general port sector framework, in the case of regional Port Authorities).
The MCVALNERA team has collaborated with various regional and state Port Authorities in the definition of the management tools best suited to their needs. Among the others, they have developed Strategic Plans, Master Plans and Investment Plans that defined the Port Authorities’ short, mid, and long term objectives; Commercial Plans and Action Plans that developed their operational objectives and territorial and zoning plans and regulations, such as the Delimitation of Port Spaces and Uses or Operations Regulations.