Seville, Spain (PortSEurope) June 30, 2019 – A delegation from the Port Authority of Seville (APS) headed by the president of the institution, Rafael Carmona, has participated in the business meeting Andalucía-Marruecos 2019 to promote commercial relations with North Africa and open new sea routes from the port of Seville.
“For us it is very important that meetings like this open new markets and detect business opportunities to the port companies”, said Carmona. In addition, in order to increase container traffic, “it would be interesting that the lines weekly maritime services linking the port of Seville and the Canary Islands made a stopover in Morocco and take advantage of the synergies between ports”.
Representatives of Terminal Marítima del Guadalquivir (TMG), which since 2017 manages the movement of containers in the port of Seville, also attended the meeting. Until May, the company formed by Boluda Corporación Marítima and ContainerShips (part of France’s CMA CGM group) has increased container volume by 14.5%, reaching 435,600 tons in the first five months of the year. Also present at the event were Astilleros del Guadalquivir and Hispalense de Líquidos which operate at the port.
Carmona has expressed his will to carry out “co-ordinated work between ports, with common strategies for all of Andalusia”. The business meeting was organized from June 18 to 20 in Rabat by Extenda – Andalusian Agency for Foreign Promotion, an entity dependent on the Ministry of Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, and the Confederation of Employers of Andalusia.
The inauguration was held by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Manuel Moreno, in his first official visit to Morocco. This initiative is intended to offer companies in Andalusia and Morocco updated information on the economic situation in both territories and their respective investment and business opportunities; foster relationships commercial and investments between Andalusia and Morocco; and take advantage of the sectors of opportunity and its character as a gateway to the respective continents.
More than fifty companies have participated in all sectors of the region and among the topics discussed has deepened in logistics, transport, renewable energies, agriculture, construction and auxiliary industry, among others.
Source: Puerto de Sevilla
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