Baleària will be the first to get Cuban permission for sea travel to US
Baleària shipping company, owned by Spanish Adolfo Utor and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Abel Matutes (1996-2000), will be the first to link Cuba and the United States, confirmed on Tuesday the Digital Confidential newspaper.
The newspaper said that negotiations between the company and the Cuban government, which began in May, are about to fructify in a permit after Balearia undertook to make the necessary investments in the Havana harbor for ships to operate. However, the last authorization "could take a while yet."
If the Spanish shipping company, which already has permission from the Treasury Department of the US, gets the green light, it would be brought forward several competitors from around the world who also work for months to close a business contract with Island, as American Carnival or Mexican Baja Ferries.