Cuba: International Transport and Logistics Fair Postponed Due to Threat of Cyclone Ian

The Ministry of Cuban Transportation decided to postpone the celebration of the International Transport and Logistics Fair, due to the threat posed by the cyclone ian for western Cuba.

“Given the hydrometeorological situation that will affect the western region of our country in the coming days, the Organizing Committee of the International Transport and Logistics Fair (FITL 2022) scheduled to take place from the 27th to the 29th of this month at the PABEXPO Fairgrounds, has decided to postpone its realization, ”says a publication of said ministry on its social networks.

However, the postponement will be for only a few days, because as announced, “the development of its planned activities will be maintained in the same order, for the days of September 30, October 1 and 2.”

The Fair, which takes place at a time when the Island is going through a complex economic situation —which impacts all sectors of the country, including transportation— seeks to consolidate existing projects and promote new business and investment opportunities in the sector, according to It was reported last Wednesday at a press conference.

Until that moment, the presence of more than 70 exhibitors and thirty professional participants had been confirmed, both from Cuba and from a dozen nations, including the United States, Spain, Italy, Belgium, China, Mexico and Venezuela, he explained to the press. Naima Alfonso Acosta, Vice Minister of Transportation on the Island.

In addition, according to the official, new actors of the Cuban economy will participate in the event, such as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)as well as Cubans residing abroad will participate, along with national and foreign companies.

Tropical storm Ian should affect western Cuba between Monday night and Tuesday, having already become an intense hurricane, according to forecasts.

According to the National Hurricane Center of the United States (NHC, for its acronym in English), at 5:00 PM (Miami and Cuba time) this Sunday, the cyclone was 795 km from the western end of the Island. At that time its maximum sustained winds were 75 km/h, its central pressure was 1003 hectoPascal and it was moving west-northwest at 19 km/h.

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