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21 March 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:17 GMT+1

February 26, 2018

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The CMPort Chinese has completed the acquisition of 90% of the Brazilian Terminal de Contêineres of the Paranaguá

The group of Hong Kong previews to apply the "Shekou model" also in Brazil

The Chinese harbour group Lowers Merchants Port Holdings Co. (CMPort) has completed the acquisition of 90% of the capital of the Brazilian Terminal de Contêineres of the Paranaguá (TCP), the society that manages according to container the terminal of the port of Paranaguá(on 4 September 2017). The Chinese group has emphasized that the transaction most important is never realized in the Brazilian and Latin American harbour field.

Vice-president of CMPort, Hu Jianhua, has remembered that China is the main addressee of the exports of Brazil let alone the main origin of the imports of the South American nation and that the two Countries have tightened economic and commercial relations. Remembering moreover that the group leader Lowers Merchants Group (CMG) up to now he has invested in 52 ports in 20 nations, has explained that the investment in Brazil is framed in the within of the application of the "Shekou model", the model of development based on the trinomial "Port-Park-City" that the economic activities are centralized on the port which starting point of all and which point of sinergico connection between the industry and the city.

In particular, CMG intends to apply to this model for the development of the foreign harbour cities, model that has transformed Shekou, a small time village of fishermen, in a healthy metropolitan city, transformation that has happened over thirty years but that CMG is sure of being able to reply over single five years in the harbour cities in which has decided to invest. "With TCP which starting point - it has specified Hu - CMG promuoverà the continuous development of the traffics and the commercial exchanges with Countries BRICS, in particular in fields as that of the integrated logistics, infrastructures of transport and the logistic parks of Brazil, in order to characterize other opportunities of investment, development and activity".

Remembering that in the 2017 harbour terminal of the CMPort group they have for the first time enlivened a advanced annual traffic to 100 million teu(on 16 January 2018), the managing director of the Chinese harbour group, Bai Jingtao, have emphasized that "CMPort is the greater Chinese and world-wide investor in the field of the ports container and has specified that slid the activity of the group is marked by important milestones between which the projects relative foreign countries to Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), in Sri Lanka, and to the Port de Djibouti, to Djibouti, projects - it has evidenced - that they have generated social benefits not only economic but also creating occupation and Internal Revenue to advantage of the local economies. "We will try - it has declared Bay - to make also of TCP a favorable model of cooperation for both the parts".

In the first month of the 2018 harbour terminal that takes part of the Chinese group they have enlivened a traffic of the container pairs to 45,6 million teu, with a progression of +1.0% on January 2017. The single traffic enlivened in the terminals foreign countries of the group is piled almost 1,6 million teu (+19.7%).

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