On the 12th of September 2017, a representative of a consortium of Brazil companies visited Amsterdam for the second time. The goal was to discuss with Port of Amsterdam International a possible contribution to a port development project in Brazil. The details of the project and the strategic importance of the Brazilian market to the port of Amsterdam, motivated Port of Amsterdam International to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), stipulating the intention of both parties to collaborate intensively in several areas.
New inland port in the Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul
The consortium of companies from the Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul informed Port of Amsterdam International of their advanced plans to develop a large inland port. In Rio Grande do Sul large quantities of grains, soy and tobacco are cultivated. A new inland port can ensure that the logistics of transporting these seeds and crops becomes more efficient. The consortium is looking for a contribution by Port of Amsterdam International in port development and port management. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brasilia and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management have made significant efforts in establishing this contact. For this reason the MoU was signed at the office of the Ministry. The representative of the consortium expressed large confidence in the expertise and experience of Port of Amsterdam International. Its international track record made a large impression. The signing of the MoU is a first step towards a structured collaboration.