Yesterday, as part of the Port of Tarragona’s international strategy, a meeting was held with companies from the petrochemical and logistics sectors and the Islamic Republic of Iran in co-operation with the PIMEC employers’ association and the Tehran Chamber of Commerce.

A delegation of Iranian businesspeople, members of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, visited the Port of Tarragona facilities yesterday and learned about the services and infrastructure offered by the Port of Tarragona and southern Europe’s Mediterranean chemical cluster, ChemMed Tarragona. At the event, entrepreneurs from Tarragona’s port business community held a networking session with the Iranian delegation to establish trade relations between the two countries.

The general director of the Port of Tarragona, Francesc Sánchez, and the director of corporate development, Joan Basora, accompanied by members of the port’s sales and marketing team, welcomed the delegation of Iranian businessmen yesterday morning and held a working meeting which examined the strengths and opportunities offered by the Port of Tarragona for international trade. Afterwards, Teresa Pallarès, accompanied by the general director of ChemMed Tarragona, unveiled her vision for projecting Tarragona and the region’s competitiveness in the international arena. ChemMed Tarragona aims to attract and generate new investment and projects related to the cluster while strengthening its network of infrastructure, production facilities, port facilities, auxiliary industries, research centres, and professional education and training.

The delegation of Iranian businesspeople had the opportunity to tour the port’s facilities firsthand. To conclude the meeting, a networking session was held with businesspeople from Tarragona’s port community.

This networking meeting allowed Tarragona to establish business relations with the Iranian market, which is growing steadily. This Middle-Eastern country is currently the sixth largest oil producer in the world and is opening its doors to international trade.

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This morning a delegation of businesspeople in the chemical sector in Catalonia, called together by Fedquim (the Chemical Business Federation of Catalonia), visited Tarragona to find out about the ChemMed project, the chemical industry, the port and everything they involve.

At ten o’clock these dozen businesspeople arrived at the AEQT headquarters, where they met with representatives of ChemMed Tarragona to learn about how the chemical cluster of the Mediterranean works as well as some of the traits that set the Tarragona chemical hub apart. There they heard about the industrial parks, the joint infrastructure and the Port of Tarragona from the president of ChemMed, Jesús Loma-Ossorio; the general director of the AEQT, Teresa Pallarès; and the director of the Port of Tarragona, Francesc Sánchez, before setting off on a visit to see these places for themselves.

Starting at eleven in the morning, the visitors were given a coach tour of the port facilities, especially the recently debuted expansion of the chemical quay, the northern industrial park and the southern industrial park of the chemical industry of Tarragona.

This meeting was attended by the president of ChemMed and chairman of the AEQT, Jesús Loma-Ossorio; the vice-president of the cluster and the president of the port, Josep Andreu; and the president of Fedequim, Joan Roget, among others.

 

 

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