Portuguese and Brazilian governments committed to promoting Sines as a European hub for Brazilian agribusiness
Representatives of the port, logistical and industrial complex of Sines participated in the webinar “Sines – European Hub for Brazilian Agribusiness”, in an event that brought together more than 100 representatives of Brazilian agricultural cooperatives, traders, sector associations and exporters working in the agrifood sector.
The opening of the event was in charge of Eurico Brilhante Dias, Secretary of State for the Internationalization of the government of Portugal and the closing session was chaired by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil, Tereza Cristina, «which demonstrates the the commitment of the governments of the two countries to enhance this relationship », highlights the organization of the event.
José Luís Cacho, President of the Port Authority of Sines, presented the port services offered to this sector, both with regard to bulk cargo (such as soy or corn), as well as containerized cargo (including refrigerated) whose weekly connection between Sines and Brazilian ports already exists. Filipe Costa, CEO of aicep Global Parques, the entity that manages the Industrial and Logistics Zone of Sines, reinforced the available capacity to accommodate the installation of agro-food projects in areas very close to the port, with the aim of adding value to the cargo handled.
The webinar also included the intervention of Márcio Rodrigues, agribusiness manager at ApexBrasil – Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency and moderated and framed by Francisco Sião Costa, representative of aicep Portugal Global and Economic and Commercial Adviser at the Embassy of Portugal in Sao Paulo.