Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) November 15, 2019 – This week has seen a business delegation from Barcelona port visiting clients and prospects in Japan, and Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE), a container shipping company and car manufacturer Nissan have received Barcelona management.
ONE confirmed its interest in increasing maritime services operating between Asia and the Mediterranean and Barcelona will assist here.
The president of ONE Japan, Takafumi Kido, was accompanied by general director, Marketing, Shinsuke Homma, and director of Marketing of Europe, Ryo Yamamoto, and they met with Barcelona port president Mercè Conesa, Luis Paris, commercial manager, Carlos Mayol, sales manager, Takao Suzuki, delegate of the Port of Barcelona in Japan, and Núria Burguera, director of Institutional Relations and Communication.
ONE (Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.) is a major new global container shipping company, that comes to market in 2018, and will offer an extensive liner network service portfolio covering over 100 countries internationally. Its president is Mr. Jeremy Nixon.
The Barcelona delegation also met with executives of Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, where the Japanese company Nissan reaffirmed its commitment to the Catalonia plant and thanked the Generalitat for supporting the new plant in the Free Zone, which requires an investment of €70 million by the Japanese company.
In March this year, Nissan announced it would reduce staff numbers in its Barcelona plant by 600, but also intends to invest €70 million in building a new paint facility.
The president of the Port of Barcelona; the Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge, Ángeles Chacón, and the Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Damià Calvet, has also held a working meeting with Osamu Goto, Nissan’s vice president of Government Affairs, and Miyuki Takahashi, director of international relations.
The automobile group, with headquarters in Yokohama, is one of the main clients of the Port of Barcelona, from where it exports a good part of the production of the plant.
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