, which was held from 7 to 9 April in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
The Catalan delegation, made up of the Head of Development of the Port Community of Barcelona, Manuel Galán; and CEO of the Port of South America, Hugo Lejtman, held meetings with South American groups of the main shipowners, with the aim of strengthening existing relationships and fostering increased traffic with Barcelona. Commercial and institutional relationships were also established with the most important Brazilian ports to find ways of co-operation and trade channels of common interest. Intermodal was a good meeting point to continue relations with the representatives of the Special Secretariat of Ports (SEP) after the recent political changes in Brazil.
The team of the Catalan infrastructure that travelled to Brazil also promoted the quality brand Port of Barcelona Efficiency Network, which currently has 70 certified companies. The hallmark represents the commitment of the Port to the quality and efficiency of logistics chains used by the enclave.
It is worth noting that the Port shares its methodology and experience in this field with several international ports, especially in the American and Asian continent. The first to count on Barcelona’s advice to develop their continued plans for improvement are the Mexican enclaves of Manzanillo and Veracruz. Other ports interested in the Barcelona model of quality are the port of Mumbai, India; the Colombian enclave of Cartagena de Indias; and the Brazilian ports of Santos, Paranagua, Vitoria and Imbituba.
This is the seventh consecutive year that the Port of Barcelona has participated in Intermodal South America (since 2009), which is one of the most important trade fairs in the world of logistics, freight forwarding and foreign trade sectors. This edition gathered more than 600 companies from 26 countries and received around 50,000 visitors from the sector.
Source and photo: BCL