The Port of Antwerp in Belgium has signed a collaboration agreement with the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo to strengthen trade relations with the country.
The agreement was signed by Luc Arnouts, chief commercial officer of Antwerp Port Authority, and Saulo de Castro Abreu Filho, secretary of state for transport and logistics of Sao Paulo. The accord runs through the end of 2016.
Arnouts said in a written statement that he expects the deal to boost container freight.
Separately, the Port of Antwerp has announced that Tarros, an Italian shipping company, has introduced a service between northern Europe and the Mediterranean region, making it easier to ship containers from Antwerp to Tripoli and Misrata in Libya.