SGS and the Valenciaport Foundation have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop a new Port Solutions service bundle to better align with market needs.

The new solution encompasses different services which can be implemented individually or as a bundle. These include port community systems, automatic gates, port safety & security, research & statistics, environment & sustainability, quality systems, training, capacity building and ad-hoc consulting.

The agreement was signed by Roger Kamgaing, Executive Vice President at SGS, and Vicente del Río, CEO of the Valenciaport Foundation, with, Aurelio Martinez, the President of the Port Authority of Valencia, acting as a witness. Antonio Torregrosa, Project Manager for the Foundation, and Miguel Garín, its Manager of International Development, were also present during the signing ceremony.

The creation of these services has been possible thanks to the Foundation’s knowledge and experience of applied technologies and services for the optimization of port operations, combined with SGS’s international experience of trade facilitation and global presence.

Additionally, this agreement will launch a partnership between the Foundation’s Training Department and the SGS Academy, to jointly develop programs aimed at training international logistics clusters.

This agreement has been made possible thanks to the collaboration between the Valenciaport Foundation and SGS Argentina earlier this year. Subsequent meetings between representatives of the International Development Foundation and SGS have strengthened the collaboration.

About the Valenciaport Foundation

The Valenciaport Foundation is a center of excellence that supports the logistic and port cluster of Valencia. It focuses on investigation, innovation and training. It was founded as a non-profit private entity. It operates in more than 20 countries and shares its vast wealth of knowledge and know-how with the local stakeholders.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Philippe Isler
Global Business Development
Governments and Institutions
SGS, 1 Place des Alpes
1211 Geneva 1 – Switzerland
t: +41 22 739 9449

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.