Aruba Ports Authority and Port of Amsterdam sign multi-year agreement
They will be converting a large port site in Oranjestad into a mixed-use area and strengthening each other’s international ambitions.
The state-owned Aruba Ports Authority N.V. (APA) is in charge of managing, developing and operating the Aruban port system. APA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Port of Amsterdam International B.V. (PoAI) in March 2015.
A subsidiary of Havenbedrijf Amsterdam N.V., PoAI specialises in developing and managing international port and cruise terminals. The new partnership agreement comes in the wake of a survey conducted by PoAI into the commercial strategy, growth opportunities, strategy and commercial strength of APA.
As part of the agreement PoAI will supply a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), who will be joining the APA Board of Directors. The CCO will be backed by an Amsterdam-based multidisciplinary team and others. ■