New shipping line to link Brazil and Cape Verde from March

17 February 2006

Praia, Cape Verde, 17 Feb – Brazil and Cape Verde will be linked via a new shipping line as of March this year, which will also include Spain’s Canary Islands and Dakar, in Senegal, the Cape Verde press reported Friday.

The new line represents an investment of almost 51 million euros, mainly from Spanish (ship owner Manuel Borges), Brazilian and some Cape Verdean and Senegalese investors.

From the beginning of March, to 150-ton capacity ships will link Recife (Brazil), Tenerife (Canaries), Mindelo (Cape Verde) and Dakar (Senegal).

The announcement was made on the arrival in Cape Verde of a delegation of 22 businesspeople from the Canary Islands, mainly from the food and drink sectors, who will remain in the archipelago until February 23.

The new shipping line was one of the objectives laid out by the government of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco to increase its cooperation with Cape Verde, which it considered a priority. (macauhub)