Las Palmas, Spain (PortSEurope) October 20, 2017 – Las Palmas port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas) held a meeting with representatives of Brazilian fruit and vegetable exporters association Abrafruits at the Fruit Attraction fair in Madrid to negotiate the increase of re-exports through the harbour.
During the meeting, Las Palmas port authority presented the results of a Belgian study on the costs and profitability of the island as a hub for transatlantic operations where Latin American companies could re-export goods to mainland Europe.
Las Palmas port authority also held a meeting in the Embassy of Brazil where they were received by the Brazilian deputy agriculture minister who participated in the fair as a representative of an exporting country.
The Brazilian representatives expressed a serious interest and a hopefully a Brazilian trade mission will arrive in Las Palmas in January to discuss the re-export of grain and other products, the president of the port authority, Luis Ibarra, said.
Source: La Provincia
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