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BATL: Ventspils port may become the main hub connecting Asia and Scandinavia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Wednesday, 18 May, leading companies present at Ventspils Freeport will meet with Chinese and other officials of countries part of 16+1 format to discuss cooperation opportunities in Asia.

Ventspils Freeport companies will present complex cooperation opportunities and offers, as well as infrastructure development plans and development of cargo transports through Ventspils Freeport.

Inga Antane, President of Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics, is happy that thanks to the hard work and effort put in by BATL, as well as last year’s developed proposals for the 16+1 format, an agreement was reached in regards to Latvia’s leading role in the 16+1 format. The first of the two planned summits as part of the format is currently taking place in Latvia.

«I am truly happy that Latvia has taken the role of the coordinator in spite of previous concerns about Latvia’s participation in this initiative. Without a doubt, the conference in Latvia is a major international event and an opportunity for local businessmen to expand and find new cooperation opportunities in the direction of the rapidly developing Asian market,» – comments Antane.

Ventspils Freeport is one of the leading deep-water ports on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. It is capable of servicing ships coming into port all year round, as reported by BATL.

«In accordance with the needs of cooperation partners, companies working at Ventspils Freeport are capable of providing varied logistical solutions. Our advantages include beneficial cooperation conditions, adapted manufacture infrastructure and provision of strategic resources, which makes us convenient to clients in the EU, CIS countries and Central Asia. Ventspils Freeport may become the leading hub connecting Asia and Scandinavia. With that, it is highly important for us to present potential cooperation partners offers of our companies and infrastructure, so that it is possible to discuss specific cooperation opportunities and possibly sign contracts,» – said Antane.

BATL represents companies working at Ventspils Freeport and other companies important to Latvia’s transit and logistics industry.

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