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Sines port may open new stage in commercial ties between China, Portugal

Sines, Portugal (PortSEurope) May 24, 2019 – Sines port can start a new era in the relationship between Portugal and China, at a time when Beijing is creating a new Silk Road, Portuguese Minister of the Sea Ana Paula Vitorino has said.

“The future Vasco da Gama Terminal, whose international tender will be launched soon, has attracted Chinese interest, as was demonstrated once again on Friday when Lu Hau, the Minister of Natural Resources of the People’s Republic of China, visited the port of Sines to know all the details of the project and its future location,” Ana Paula Vitorino said at the Conference “Objectives and Common Ideals: 40 Years of Cooperation between Portugal and China”, held in Lisbon.

The Minister also recalled her move to Shanghai about a year ago, where she was received at the headquarters of the shipping company Cosco and the Shanghai International Port Group, two of the largest port terminal operators in the world to talk about the future Terminal Vasco da Gama.

The Minister also said that there are other opportunities in Portugal for Chinese companies, such as the ports of Leixões and Lisbon.

Source: Portuguese Government

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