Protocol to establish a regular shipping line between Brazil and Cape Verde due to be signed Monday

9 January 2012

Fortaleza, Brazil, 9 Jan – Brazilian shipping and docks company Companhia Docas do Ceará (CDC) and Cape Verdean ports manager Empresa Nacional de Administração dos Portos (Enapor) are due Monday to sign a document of intention to set up a regular shipping route between the two countries, the Brazilian press reported.

Citing a statement from the Brazilian Service to support Micro and Small Enterprises in Ceará (Sebrae-CE), the press reported that the protocol of cooperation between CDC and Enapor to set up a regular route between the port of Mucuripe, in Fortaleza, and Cape Verde would be signed at the Brazilian company’s headquarters at Cais do Porto, in Fortaleza.

A feasibility study ordered by the Brazilian Association of State Sebraes (Abase) from Ceará Trade Brasil on the real possibilities of trade between the State and countries such as Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Cape Verde, Mozambique, and further into the future, with Senegal and Guinea Bissau, came to a positive conclusion.

The conclusions of the study noted that, “the feasibility of this route will be an important step in Brazil’s trade and cooperation relations with Africa and the gateway to the continent as the intention is not only to transport goods from Ceará but also from other States.” (macauhub)

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