General manager of the Constanta National Company “Maritime Ports Administration” Dan Nicolae Tivilichi (photo) ratified on Wednesday the institutional cooperation protocol with the world’s fourth largest and sixth most important container port, China’s Ningbo Zhoushan.
Tivilichi remarked that the protocol sanctions an official framework for promoting China – Romania trade exchanges and strengthening cooperation and relations between the two sea ports to promote and identify mutually beneficial port facilities with a view to increasing economic competitiveness.
“We are glad about the establishment of this partnership and hope to put its provisions into practice as soon as possible, and in an as consistent as possible manner, regarding also the exchange of information on freight flows between Asia and Europe,” Tivilichi said.
In his turn, Ningbo Zhoushan port general manager Mao Jian Hong said that the signing of the protocol marks a new page in the traditional collaboration between the Romanian and Chinese ports.
“The signing of this protocol sets the premises in place for the future cooperation in the field of personnel training, port and operational management, as we consider the cooperation between the two states as particularly important, mainly for the development of trade along the Silk Road. As far as I know, the Romanian and Chinese economies are complementary and direct cooperation between Romania’s most important port, Constanta, and Ningbo Zhoushan, the world’s busiest port by cargo tonnage, can create the premises for high levels of cooperation between our countries,” Mao Jian Hong underscored.
The Constanta and Ningbo Zhoushan ports cooperate and have joint activities under the Civitas – Portis project, the two cities being partners in the project’s consortium.