Most actions have been virtual due to pandemic restrictions.
The Association for the Commercial Promotion of the Port of Huelva, HuelvaPort, together with the Port Authority of Huelva, has participated in fifty commercial actions and events so far this year, most of them virtually, due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In these virtual meetings, the HuelvaPort Technical Office and the Commercial Department of the APH have continued to publicise the developments and new projects underway at the Port of Huelva, as well as its infrastructures and services, including the regular maritime connections provided by the shipping companies that operate container ships bound for Northern Europe and the Canary Islands, as well as the ro-ro and passenger ferry ships with the islands, in addition to the supply of land, solid and liquid bulk traffic, project cargo and the sustainable cold logistics hub.
This was made clear during the open board meeting of this association of the port community of Huelva held today in an online session, where commercial actions and the state of the accounts were reported, among other matters.
The president of the Port Authority of Huelva, Pilar Miranda, took advantage of the meeting to greet the members of HuelvaPort and to thank them for their support for the Port of Huelva by belonging to this business association of the port community, as in this way synergies are brought together around the Port of Huelva, backed by a strong business fabric, which favours the consolidation of the port as an outstanding engine of the economy of the region.
The president of HuelvaPort, Antonio Ponce, also highlighted the important work carried out by the Association for the Commercial Promotion of the Port of Huelva. Likewise, Ponce assured that HuelvaPort proposes the challenge of continuing to grow by the year 2021, with the incorporation of new partners, given that the Port of Huelva is going to undertake numerous projects, which will require the involvement and support of the port community.
HuelvaPort, created in July 2016, currently brings together more than fifty associates, with activities related to the Port of Huelva.
The HuelvaPort Technical Office, headed by the commercial director of the Port Authority of Huelva, Manuel Vega, has been in charge of coordinating the organisation of events and commercial actions of HuelvaPort together with the Port of Huelva.
The president of HuelvaPort made reference to the second edition of the HuelvaPort Logistics Awards, to which eight candidatures have been presented, which shows the good reception that this call has registered in its second year. Once the jury has met, the winners of this year’s edition will be announced shortly.
In relation to training actions, this year four seminars were held in November and December, in collaboration with the Huelva Chamber of Commerce, as part of the FOCOMAR Project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V- A Spain-Portugal Programme (POCTEP) 2014-2020, with co-financing from the Port Authority of Huelva. The actions carried out have dealt with Service Providers and Auxiliary Companies in the Maritime Sector; International Transport of Goods: Contracting, Documentation and Agents; Technical English Seminar: “Focus on the development of corporate competitiveness in maritime commerce” and International Trade and Customs Management: Procedures and New Developments 2021.