Valenciaport adheres to the Shenzhen Declaration to promote competitiveness, innovation and best working practices in ports – October 10, 2019
Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) is participating in the China International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair, the main fair of the logistics and transport sector in Asia that is held until next October 12 in Shenzhen city. APV participates with its own stand in this event in which 1,800 exhibiting companies from the sector from more than 50 countries and where around 130,000 visitors can meet.
The Valenciaport delegation, headed by Mar Chao, commercial and business development director of APV, assists with the purpose of valuing its high connectivity and its privileged geostrategic situation for West-East traffic. During the meeting, meetings were held with relevant agents of the country’s logistics sector as the representative of the ICEX economic office for the Shenzhen area, with heads of the DoChan terminal of the Shenzhen port as well as with representatives of the Tianjin port.
Mar Chao has participated in the eighth edition of the Shenzhen World Port Chain Strategy Forum where he presented the main advantages of connectivity of Valenciaport and its broad commitment to technological innovation. Also, on the panel at the forum were representatives of the ports of Taranto (Italy), Zeebrugge (Belgium), Riga (Latvia), Indonesia and the Italian logistics platform Interporto Campano.
Valenciaport has taken advantage of its presence in China to sign its adherence to the Shenzhen Declaration, an agreement that aims to promote three lines of work. On the one hand, extend the function of port hub to improve the link between the port and its environment by increasing the competitiveness of industrial activity. Second, this statement aims to encourage innovation to increase international trade and, finally, to promote the exchange of best cooperation practices among members of the port community to create more business opportunities.
The Shenzhen declaration has also been ratified by the ports of Shenzhen, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Gdansk, Antwerp, Riga, Halifax, Italian Ports Association, Genova, Taranto, Interporto Campano, Zeebrugge, Gdynia and Barcelona.