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Aruba Ports Authority and Port of Amsterdam sign multi-year agreement

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Aruba Ports Authority and Port of Amsterdam International entered into a multi-year partnership agreement, committing to a close long-term alliance with a focus on jointly implementing APA’s strategy and vision.

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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.

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