Ceará state, in Brazil and Cape Verde linked by sea by November

12 September 2012

The launch of a shipping line between Cape Verde and the Brazilian state of Ceará is expected to take place in the last week of October or the first week of November, at the latest, according to Roberto Marinho, executive secretary of the Ceára Chamber of Foreign Trade.

According to weekly Cape Verdean newspaper A Semana, Marinho said that in the next few days the shipping company that will operate the route would be chosen and added that by the end of the month all the details of the operation would be known, specifically prices.

Marinho, who was invited by the Sotavento Chamber of Commerce to give information to Cape Verdean economic operators and importers about how best to take advantage of the new shipping line, said that the line would open up opportunities for new business deals between Ceará and Cape Verde.

The businessman noted that there had been a certain level of “scepticism” from operators about this shipping line, caused by delays and stalemates in its launch, but gave assurances that this time trade between the two sides of the Atlantic would be given new life.

Four companies are vying to run the sea route between the Brazilian state of Ceará and Cape Verde, which will be carried out using medium-sized ships. (macauhub)