Curaçao Ports Authority still in talks with the port of Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, WILLEMSTAD – Port of Rotterdam and port manager Curacao Ports Authority (CPA) are still discussing the possibilities for cooperation in the field of port development. The port of Rotterdam reports this to the media today. “Our commitment is to seek a form of port development cooperation that serves Curacao,” said Port of Rotterdam’s chief executive officer spokesman Allard Castelein. Earlier there were rumors that Port of Rotterdam would have ended the talks. The spokesperson emphasizes that this is not correct. “The Port of Rotterdam Authority is not putting an end to the intended plans to participate.” Nevertheless, it appears that unrest has arisen at Curaçao port. After the current government took office, former Minister of Economic Development (MEO), Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia announced that it is not the intention to sell CPA shares. According to previous plans, Port of Rotterdam would acquire twenty percent of the shares in a collaboration.