Published On: Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014

Curaçao and Aruba ports authority sign agreement

CPA and APA will capitalize on business opportunities which will be beneficial for both islands

CPA_APA Agreement (2)WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Aruba Ports Authority (APA). CPA, Director, Humberto de Castro and APA Director, Jossy Figaroa have agreed on establishing a mutual interest agreement with the purpose of

Increasing economic prosperity for the community through commerce

To reach competitive advantages in the region

Exchange information between ports (commercial and others)

Attract more ports in the Deep South Caribbean area to work together on the cruise sector

The objection is to reach these goals by uniting marketing efforts, exchanging information and other aspects of the maritime industry. The MoU is valid for one year and will be renewed after it is evaluated and modified if necessary.

According to Figaroa, APA has proposed this initiative and is extremely satisfied that CPA has accepted this agreement with open arms. The intention is to sign agreements with other ports in the region.

De Castro sees this union between the two ports as a tremendous opportunity to create a mutual synergy for strategic activities and also capitalize on commercial opportunities which will benefit both islands.

Also present during the signing of the MoU were Humphrey Tropm, CFO APA, Raul Manotas, CCO CPA and Tamara Waldron, Marketing & Communications Manager APA.


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