After the celebration of the first, second and third International Congress on Safety in Ports, the Covid-19 pandemic made it impossible to organize the fourth congress in 2020.

We want to hold this fourth Congress in memory of all the victims of the pandemic.

The fifth Congress will seek answers to some of the many concerns that have arisen in recent years in the maritime port sector, also in the field of industrial safety. In a global scenario marked by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, by climate change, by the evolution of energy and maritime transport costs, and in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) scenario in the energy and commodities markets as a result of the war in Ukraine, ports have had to evolve from intermodality nodes in the transport of goods to incorporate their function as energy generation and distribution nodes, play a leading role in the decarbonisation of logistics chains, face new challenges of security as a result of the digital transformation and achieve high levels of coordination between the maritime and land sectors to prevent and adequately respond to the emergencies that have and will take place in our ports.

It is essential to maintain a high level of safety in port facilities and harbors. The prevention principle application in safety requires the establishment of collaboration links with industry administrations and coordination between maritime, port and civil protection administrations. And these frameworks of understanding require the organization of drills, training sessions and conferences to share and learn.

Wednesday, May 18


9:00am – 9:30am

Registration and Accreditation of Participants

Location Map


9:30am – 10:00am

 Opening Session

Ayuntamiento de A Coruña, Puertos del Estado, Xunta de Galicia, Diputación de A Coruña


10:00am – 11:00am

Guest of Honor Presentation: Ports, Key to Geostrategic Security

Col. Pedro Baños Bajo, Geoestratego

Thursday, May 19


9:00am – 9:45am

Management Of Fire Impacts On Environment

Dr. Brian Meacham – PhD, PE, EUR ING, CEng, FIFireE, FSFPE, Managing Principal: Meacham Associates


9:45am – 10:05am

Renewable Energies: New Challenges Of Port Management Aimed At Energy Communities And New Processing And Security Requirements

Dª. Fátima María Torrente Socastro, División de Ingeniería y Eficiencia, Applus


10:05am – 10:45am

Fire Protection In Natural Gas And Petrochemical Facilities At Port Facilities

D. Juan Romero, Coordinador Proyecto de Autoprotección, Comin-Chepro