RAK Ports, the key maritime gateway for import and export activities of the Northern Emirates of the UAE recently signed an MOU with Guangzhou Port to establish formal links between the two organizations.
Guangzhou Port is one of the largest ports in China and the 7th largest worldwide. Its 2018 cargo volumes were 615 million tonnes and it has an annual container handling capacity of 20.4 million TEUs. RAK Ports is the largest bulk handling port in the MENA region and is immediately adjacent to one of the largest limestone quarries in the world. Further, RAK Ports and Guangzhou Port are both multi-purpose ports that share many operational similarities.
Moving forward, RAK Ports and Guangzhou Port will discuss future business collaboration with the aim of increasing trade links between Ras Al Khaimah and China.
Mr. Chen Hongxian, Director General of Guangzhou Port Authority and Mr. Roger Clasquin, Chief Commercial Officer of RAK Ports signed the agreement.
Mr. Roger Clasquin, Chief Commercial Officer commenting afterwards said “We are extremely pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with Guangzhou Ports. We view this collaboration as the start of a long term relationship between Ras Al Khaimah and Guangzhou. We have already started discussion on various business proposals and we look forward to moving these forward whilst leveraging Guangzhou Port’s existing network of contacts”.