Mexico and Port of Hamburg to cooperate on trade

by Canadian Shipper

Representatives of the United Mexican States and the Port of Hamburg have agreed to cooperate to further develop commodity traffic between Mexico and Germany via the Port of Hamburg.

Mexico also has a special interest in the experience of the Port of Hamburg in port planning and market development, and there is expectation of positive impacts from a free trade treaty with the European Union.

The agreement was reached on July 17. The General Coordinator for ports and merchant shipping, Francisco J. Avila Camberos, signed for the United Mexican States, and was accompanied by a 5-member delegation from the maritime industry.

For the Port of Hamburg the agreement was signed by Senate Director Reuter from the Department of Economics and Dr. Hans-Ludwig Beth, Managing Director of Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V.

According to Beth, Central America, in particular Mexico, has much development potential for trade and shipping. Various Hamburg port operating companies have established contact in order to intensify their relations with the Mexican ports.

Both sides will support each other further through information exchange and in public relations work. In addition, Mexico assured that it would be represented at the “International Symposium on Liner Shipping”, which will take place in Hamburg from September 10 to 12.

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