Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) September 23, 2020 – The Port of Barcelona and Busan Port Authority (BPA) in South Korea are jointly promoting a project to develop a logistics centre in Barcelona. It is the first joint initiative by the two ports to revitalize trade and provide a platform stable logistics to companies doing business between Northeast Asia and Southern Europe. In order to guarantee the
success of this project, the Ports of Barcelona and Busan will create a joint venture that will manage and operate the logistics centre effectively. Amid the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, the ports have carried out a study of the logistics market of the Catalan capital that includes maritime traffic between the two ports, as well as the current status of exporting and importing companies. The two organisations signed an agreement on cooperation that establishes the participation of each of the parties in the joint venture as well as the operational address of the logistics centre and other details. In order to explain and promote this project, the ports held an online seminar in which around 70 Korean companies participated and which has had the support of the South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the ACCIÓ office in the Asian country. The president of the Port of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa, explained during her speech that the implementation of this project will revitalize logistics flows between Northeast Asia and southern Europe through the two ports and will assist in the distribution of Korean products in Europe and potentially North Africa. The President of the Busan Port Authority, Ki-chan Nam, has said that this project is very significant since it is the first cooperative project promoted by two authorities and the two ports will make every effort to provide the logistics platform that Korean companies need to advance also in southern Europe. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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