ASCAME opens the door to Latin America and the Caribbean to Mediterranean companies and promotes public-private partnerships in the Mediterranean region

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The Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Mediterranean (ASCAME) has signed three collaboration agreements with MEDportsCETMO (Center for Transportation Studies for the Western Mediterranean) and ALACAT (Federation of National Freight Forwarders and International Logistics Operators Associations of Latin America and the Caribbean), in order to boost the Transport and Logistics sectors in the Mediterranean, promote initiatives in the regional private sector, and facilitate trade activities between Mediterranean companies and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through these agreements, ASCAME seeks to reinforce its commitment to the development of the Mediterranean economy, betting on sectors such as transport and logistics, which play a key role in the economic growth of the two shores of the Mediterranean. These new three alliances will enable the launch of several initiatives in support of the sector, the creation of public-private partnerships and the relations improvement between the Mediterranean and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The signing of the agreements has become official during the celebration of the 17th edition of the Mediterranean Logistics & Transport Summit, the MedaLogistics Summit, which is a reference event in the logistics and transport sector of the Mediterranean, that took place on the 26th and 27th June in the framework of the SIL International Logistics Fair.

Philippe Guillaumet, Secretary General of MEDports, and Anwar Zibaoui, General Coordinator of ASCAME, signed the first agreement with the aim of creating synergies and promoting cooperation between ports, terminals and free zones in the Mediterranean, as well as strengthening collaborations with Chambers of Commerce, as representatives of the private sector. In addition, the agreement advocates the promotion and joint participation in sectoral events and European projects of interest aimed at improving competitiveness.


The agreement with CETMO signed by Óscar Oliver, General Director of the entity, starts the cooperation with ASCAME and its members to achieve common objectives in the transport and logistics sectors in the Mediterranean. Goals such as the promotion of initiatives for a sustainable economic development, the promotion of ports and logistic systems, or the commitment to Euro-Mediterranean collaboration and to the trans-Maghreb corridor. Thanks to this agreement, CETMO will also become part of the ASCAME Logistics and Transport Commission.


The agreement signed with ALACAT and ratified by its President, Galo Molina, serves as a platform for the promotion of Mediterranean trade, since it opens up a broader field of action to ASCAME members and creates new scenarios of economic cooperation for the private sector between Latin America and the Mediterranean. Among the many benefits resulting from this cooperation agreement, the most remarkable are the sharing of regional know-how to foster entrepreneurs in transport and logistics, the possibility of participating in fairs and exhibitions organized by both ASCAME and ALACAT, and the creation of permanent mechanisms for dialogue, development and experiences’ exchange between operators from both regions.


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