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Business Association of Sines and Port of Luanda create partnership in the area of training and exchange

The Sines Business Association (Setúbal) and the Port of Luanda started a partnership in the area of training, exchange of knowledge and experience in the port domain, it was announced this Tuesday.


According to the Sines Business Association (AES), in a statement, the partnership also provides for "the sharing of information on the maritime port sector, technical advice in the processes of auditing safety and environmental systems and in the field of international certifications".

The protocol was signed last Friday, in the Port of Sines, by the chairman of the board of directors of the Port of Luanda, Alberto Bengue, and by the chairman of AES, Hugo Ferreira.

At the ceremony, the chairman of the board of directors of the Port of Luanda, Alberto Bengue, acknowledged the importance of this agreement and stressed "the need for its implementation" in the areas of security and the environment, but also in the technical areas of the port.

The president of AES, Hugo Ferreira, quoted in the statement, alluded to the "large investments announced for Sines, in the order of 17 billion euros" and defended "the need to attract specialized manpower", in addition to " creation of accommodation" which, in his opinion, "is scarce in Sines".

He also highlighted Angola's "great experience" in the oil and gas sector, considering this factor "an added value for Sines", at a time "when the possibility of expanding the gas terminal and making Sines the [gateway] of gas to Europe, due to conflicts in Eastern Europe".

The official also guaranteed "the commitment of the more than 300 members of AES" in this "exchange of experience" between Sines and Angola, which will result "in the aggrandizement of the Portuguese-speaking port communities".

The chairman of the Administration of the Ports of Sines and Algarve (APS), José Luís Cacho, also stressed the importance of this agreement and guaranteed the commitment of the Port Authority of Sines in achieving the objectives, says the same note.

This protocol also aims to take advantage of the 'know-how' existing in companies in Sines and in Luanda's port-based business fabric, within the spirit of cooperation created by the Association of Ports of Official Portuguese Language (APLOP).

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