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Trans-Port returns at the end of September: First international meeting to be held in Valparaíso

Publicada: Wednesday 7 de September del 2022

In its international congress, the most relevant strategic matters of the maritime port world will be discussed and solutions and advances for the development of the sector will be presented.

In its international congress, the most relevant strategic matters of the maritime port world will be discussed and solutions and advances for the development of the sector will be presented. Between September 27 and 29, Trans-Port returns, the most important exhibition of the Chilean maritime port world, which has achieved significant international recognition. This year 2022, the meeting will be held for the first time in Valparaíso, specifically at the Puerto Valparaíso Passenger Terminal. In its VIII version of the International Congress “Promoting the New Generation Maritime-Port Industry”, a complete program of seminars and international lectures will be held for three days, linked to the present and future of the maritime-port industry, seeking to contribute to the economic development of the participating countries. During the meeting, more than two thousand visitors are expected to attend. For this purpose, the main actors of the sector will meet: businessmen, suppliers and national, Latin American and world authorities, who will exchange knowledge, experiences, development of technologies for equipment, and solutions for the correct maritime-port operation. Likewise, the meeting will be attended by important authorities in the field, among them, the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Juan Carlos Muñoz, who will participate as honorary president of the event. As for the topics that have been arranged for presentation and discussion at the congress, the following stand out among them: the next generation of decarbonization and transport infrastructures; the port and maritime supply chain; and hyperconnectivity and emerging technologies. “We have 50 speakers from ten countries in the Americas and Europe already confirmed for the International Congress: ‘Driving the Next Generation Maritime-Port Industry’. With their great trajectory and experience, we hope they will contribute to the development of the industry in Latin America,” said Rodrigo Lobo, executive director of Trans Port. “In three weeks this meeting will begin and will seek to be a collaborative space for the relationship between companies, the analysis and solution of conflicts, and above all, the promotion of the development of the industry. We will have great exponents of the industry that will help to boost trade, create jobs, and will be a contribution to the economic revival of the country through new businesses and the interconnection between the various areas of the maritime port sector, both nationally and internationally,” added the executive. Specifically, Germany, Norway, England, the Netherlands, Spain, Canada, the United States, Argentina and Peru, in addition to Chile, are some of the countries participating in the meeting as sponsors and speakers. The event, organized by FISA, of the GL events Group, has the support of the port companies of Valparaiso and San Antonio, which will be present at the meeting. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION In parallel to the congress, the meeting will feature a fair that will be deployed in 2 thousand square meters of exhibition, where more than 35 exhibitors and sponsors representing more than 15 countries will participate, bringing together in one place the supply and demand of the maritime-port industry. Given the need for growth of the maritime-port industry, the international meeting will be a meeting point between supply and demand of the industry, creating spaces to establish business relationships and networking, as well as providing opportunities for innovation and development of the sector. MARITIME-PORT TRANSPORT IN CHILE Chile has one of the most open trade policies in the world, with 29 trade agreements with 65 markets that represent 67% of the world’s population and 88% of the global GDP. Within this framework, the country has low customs tariffs and is a member of APEC, Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance. China is currently the main buyer of Chilean products, with a 41.8% share of the country’s total exports, followed by the United States with 15.6% and Japan with 8.1%. These countries account for 65.5% of Chile’s foreign sales. In Chilean imports, China is positioned as the main supplier of products with a share of 32.9% of total imports, followed by the United States with 16.3% and Brazil with 9.8%.