Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) June 14, 2018 – A delegation with expert representatives from the Shanghai port system has been hosted Tuesday afternoon by Autoriteti Portual Durres’s Executive Director, Afrim Bakaj.
A delegation of Chinese specialists led by Professor Wang Zhan, a former President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and the Chairman of Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations,
Director Bakaj presented the attributes of the port as a gateway communication between the Balkans and the western European countries. China may be interested in investing in the port as part of its new Silk Road economic policy, which includes investment in Mediterranean ports as a route to European markets for Chinese goods.
The APD Executive Director welcomed China’s desire to create bilateral relations between the ports of Durrës and Shanghai as well the interest for potential investments in the Albanian port.
Increasing the number of Chinese tourists to our country; promotion of products Albanian agriculture and strengthening of bilateral relations were other topics which was discussed at the meeting between director Afrim Bakaj and specialists from Shanghai.
Shanghai port is dominated by Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).
Source: Autoriteti Portual Durres
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