The Boluda and Suárez families’ new company make a commercial visit to the State of Paraná, together with Fedeport and the Puertos de Las Palmas Foundation

The aim is to showcase the La Luz port facilities as a hub to channel Paraná’s exports to African and European markets

A commercial team from the port of La Luz discovered the potential of Brazil’s wind energy industry in visit to the country this week. The trade mission, made up of Boluda & Suárez General Cargo company, the Canarian Federation of Port Companies (Fedeport) and the Puertos de Las Palmas Foundation, met in Curitiba last Monday with Paraná authorities and representatives of several companies with interests in the sector.

B&S General Cargo representative Bernardino Santana specifically strengthened ties with two Brazilian wind turbine maintenance companies who also manufacture the wind blades for these turbines throughout the South American continent.

The meeting took place as part of the Canarian delegation’s trip to Brazil to promote the Las Palmas port facilities as a redistribution centre for Latin American exports destined for the African market and Europe before inward processing in the free zone of Las Palmas.

After scheduled visits to the multisector Paraná Commercial Association, made up of about 30,000 members, a meeting was also organized with the president of Ocepar system, which consists of 222 cooperatives from various industrial business and services sectors of Paraná. Puertos de Las Palmas Foundation manager Sergio Galván explained in detail the exceptional capacity offered by Las Palmas port for the cooperatives integrated into the system to carry out export activity.

This entity restated interest in using the Port of Las Palmas free zone for inward processing of its animal produce, as well as the Port’s logistical potential for re-exports to Africa.

The commercial delegates also visited the Paraná State Development Agency, where they laid the groundwork for permanently establishing State of Paraná products in the free zone of the port of Las Palmas, as well as organizing for the State of Paraná governor to visit the Canary Islands, including the Port of Las Palmas.

Brazilian executives reaffirmed their intention to attend the reverse trade mission of an institutional nature scheduled for November this year, formed by governmental and business entities linked to internationalization of the State of Paraná economy, and another business-oriented visit in April 2020, with the ultimate goal of specifying infrastructure, services and logistic capacities in the Port of Las Palmas.

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