Port of Sines broadens horizons with ambitious global internationalization strategyIt is not new that the king of Portuguese port traffic is a poster head in the promotion of Portugal across borders-with the possible inclusion in the tracing of the Chinese initiative One Belt One Road (in an axial position and confluence of several primary commercial routes and in connection with multiple continents), the port of Sines has been in the mouth of the maritime-port world, supporting its protagonism in encouraging results.
But its internationalization has intensified significantly, unfolding the administration and the logistical and business forces of the Alentejo region in promoting the potentialities of the port and its complementary adjacencies. In this chapter, guardianship has also endeavored to take the name of Sines as far as possible – this conjunction of initiatives has made Sines broaden its horizons.
One Belt One Road Portugal magazine Cargo 273A magazine Cargo has, broadly, covered the media attention of which the port of Sines has been targeted in the context of One Belt One Road – the Minister of the Sea, accompanied by a chorus of concordant voices (not confined to the Executiv Which it is part of), has placed the emphasis of the internationalization of the Alentejo port on the list of priorities: not only as to its capacity to be an important communicating vessel of the (intercontinental) flow of goods in the spectrum of the mega-project Chinese, but also as the Atlantic port of LNG in Europe, as part of the intensification of exports by US band, which will enable the European Union to further diversify its energy supply.
Thus, not only the port as the whole region that fits it, they approach an international expansion scenario that embraces east and west simultaneously – the prospects for growth, the ride of integration on the Belt and Road and as a hub of LNG transhipment and Reexporter point of this product extremely in vogue, give Sines more heaven to Dream and more sea to go through. Both possibilities meet the growth ambitions of the port, already traced and disseminated by the Port administration, in the voice of José Luís Cacho: Using the assets of the containerized cargo and liquid bulk, Sines intends to be stronger where it already gives Letters. And so multiply your success.
With one foot in China and another in the USA, it would be difficult to make another promotional strategy that best suited the operational and infrastructure virtues of Sines port and ZILS: to grow in container traffic and to play the gateway role of American exports (LNG to the head) in the old continent (making use of the good infrastructure it has for this purpose), and, concomitantly, dragging with it the logistical development around it, leading, by inefficiency, to a higher index of fixation of Companies in the area – a brief summary of how to capitalize on several fronts what is good. In the opinion of those who write this article, this is exactly the strategy in progress.
Reinforcing this internationalization strategy is the recent trip of a business mission to California, which aims not only to elucidate the potential of the port infrastructure as a re-export point of LNG coming from the US as to promote investment of the petrochemical and chemical industries for ZILS, capitalizing on existing infrastructures, from the solid bulk terminal to the petrochemical terminal. Along the way, a charming operation by Uncle Sam's land on the expansion of capacity in the containerized segment: the expansion of Terminal XXI and the competition for the new terminal. The intention is clear: "To awaken the North American interest for the future competition".
From China to the USA it also goes through Eastern Europe: the port of Sines, focused on increasing its traffic in these two strands of cargo, is on the way to initiate commercial and strategic links with countries such as Poland or Hungary. According to Ana Paula Vitorino, the re-exportation of LNG to Poland is concerned, creating ' an alternative to the supply of Russia ' and, at the same time, ' more moving to the port of Sines '. The same solution is being designed for Hungary. In short, Sines is apparently and as a region, devoted to becoming increasingly an essential global logistics link in the markets that will guide the growth of the future.
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