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Ports Of Malaga And Ceuta Discuss Collaboration

Ports of Malaga and Ceuta discuss collaboration

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga (APM - Port Authority of Málaga)
The president of the Malaga Port Authority, Carlos Rubio, and the president of the Ceuta Port Authority, Juan Manuel Doncel, met this morning to strengthen ties between both institutions and discuss promotion and traffic issues concerning both ports – April 13, 2021 During the meeting, the details of the drafting of a joint protocol for the promotion of cruise traffic were finalized. This agreement exposes the
interest in promoting this type of traffic in the south-Mediterranean area, with both ports committing to make the protocol effective in the coming weeks. With the intention of delimiting the lines of action and achieving the best possible agreement for all the parties involved, Esther Molina, the manager of Suncruise Andalucía, also participated in the meeting, an association whose purpose is to promote Andalusia as a tourist cruise destination . This meeting arises with the common intention of the two Port Authorities to continue looking for new ways to revive the economy of the ports in a situation as delicate as that caused by COVID-19. In addition, a joint assessment has been made of new business possibilities that may be of interest to both Ceuta and Malaga, taking into account how the pandemic has affected the port environment. The two parties involved have shown their interest in continuing to improve existing relationships and increase their presence and area of ​​influence in the sector. For this reason, this meeting has also served to envision future projects and analyze joint opportunities that could bear fruit later. The Port of Ceuta has not wanted to miss the opportunity to discuss an essential issue for the autonomous city at this time, the relationship between the Port-City. Less than two months ago, Juan Manuel Doncel signed with Alejandro Ramírez, Minister of Development and Tourism of the Autonomous City of Ceuta; the collaboration protocol to strengthen the Port-City relationship. For this reason, Doncel wanted to take Malaga as a reference, “for his good work in this area”, and has started a conversation about possible lines of action in Ceuta, following some examples of the Malaga model. The meeting has been considered a success by all the parties involved and has been a beginning to start conversations and join forces in the search for joint benefits within the port sector, both nationally and internationally. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga (APM – Port Authority of Málaga)

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