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Barcelona Port Holds “Business Day” In Hanoi, Vietnam

Barcelona port holds “Business Day” in Hanoi, Vietnam

Source: Barcelona Port
Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) November 13, 2018 – Around 180 Vietnamese businessmen have participated in the Business Day event held by Barcelona port in Hanoi. The event is part of the port’s commercial mission to Vietnam. At the event, Vice Minister of Transport and Communications of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Cong, said that the country wants to increase trade with Europe via Barcelona, and intended to ​​develop
new direct connections. The president of the Port of Barcelona, ​​Mercè Conesa, highlighted during the situation privileged of the Catalan port for traffic with Vietnam. “The Port of Barcelona is the best node for the redistribution throughout Europe of merchandise from Asia. Specifically, if they choose to Barcelona, ​​Asian companies can benefit from a saving in the distribution costs of 15%, in comparison with the ports of northern Europe, and a reduction of the carbon footprint of up to 20%”, the president said. The event had a large institutional representation and was attended by the counselor for Territory and Sustainability, Damià Calvet and Vietnamese Vice Minister of Transportation and Communications of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Cong, and the vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam, Hoang Quang Phong. In addition to the ambassador from Spain to the Asian country, Maria Jesus Figa, was present. Catalonia is the first region in terms of trade between Spain and Vietnam, with a market share of 35%. A total of 983 Catalan companies export to the Asian country, 296 of which do so regularly. “The port of Barcelona leads the exchanges between Spain and Vietnam, and channels 39% of the bilateral trade between both countries, “said Mercè Conesa. In 2017, the installation Catalan managed merchandise with origin or destination in Vietnam worth 522 million Source: Port de Barcelona Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2018.

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