Shipping line between Brazil and Cape Verde due to start operating before the end of the year

26 October 2012

The shipping line between the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, and Cape Verde is due to start operating before the end of this year, the online edition of Brazilian newspaper O Povo reported.

The newspaper said that Paulo André Holanda, the chairman of Ceará port company Companhia Docas do Ceará (CDC), which manages the port of Mucuripe, would travel to Cape Verde on 14 November in order to make the final adjustments needed to open the new route.

Cited by O Povo, Holanda said that the route would likely start operating before December, following a cooperation agreement between CDC and Enapor, the Cape Verdean state port management company, signed in January and the partnership was recently made official.

Under the terms of the agreement Cape Verde will be a distribution point for products from Ceará, and the new shipping route will reduce transport time between Africa and Europe by half. (macauhub)