Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) October 11, 2019 – The port of Barcelona signs the fourth Shenzhen Declaration which calls for further cooperation between ports.
The statement, signed by 15 of the main ports around the world, seeks to promote innovation and openness of the ports to facilitate business development and the internationalisation of its areas of influence and to extend good practices across the port business chain to enhance commercial opportunities.
The fourth Shenzhen declaration was signed during the 8th “Shenzhen World Port Chain Strategy Forum” held as part of the 14th edition of the China International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF), which is being held in Shenzhen from October 10-12. At the event, the representative of the Port of Barcelona in China, Joan Dedeu, presented, “Barcelona, a platform for Ideal for Chinese companies to access Southern Europe and the Mediterranean market”.
At the conference, Dedeu, who was in charge of signing the declaration, stressed the Barcelona’s potential as a regional hub for its industrial and consumer concentration; its comprehensive logistics offer; integration of all transport modes; and its high terrestrial and maritime connectivity with the main European and Mediterranean centres.
He also emphasised the rail services available to connect in a reliable, sustainable and competitive way the port’s terminals with leading Spanish and European logistics and production centres, such as Zaragoza, Pamplona, Spain, Bilbao, Madrid, Lyon, Antwerp or Bettembourg.
This offer is complemented by short sea shipping services that connect, some of them daily, Barcelona with the main Mediterranean ports and North Africa.
The Port of Barcelona has been present at CILF with its own stand where it has promoted its services to Chinese importers and exporters and logistic operators.
Source: Port de Barcelona
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