For a collaboration on the issues of sustainability and environment, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP). The MoU was signed at a ceremony which was held at the Port of Los Angeles by the officials from both the ports on the 15th of November.
This MoU focuses on helping in dialogue, exchange of information and sharing of best practices. The major areas of cooperation that come the under the agreement comprise energy use and alternative energy sources; advance clean marine terminal equipment technology, ocean-going vessels and drayage trucks; and involvement in global environmental associations and initiatives.
“This agreement further solidifies our partnership with CMP, and our mutual interest in promoting the most efficient, most sustainable goods movement possible,” said Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. “With cooperative information-sharing among ports around the world, the Port of Los Angeles has been able to achieve many of our advancements in reducing environmental impacts from port operations over the last decade.”
“We look forward to working with the Port of Los Angeles on how to continuously promote sustainable port development and management,” said Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of CMP. “In order to accelerate solutions on sustainable matters, we need to push for new technologies and new ways of working. Strong partnerships are key to solid and speedy development – and we hope this agreement will also accelerate cooperation between the green maritime development in our two regions for mutual benefit.”
CMP that was formed in 2001 is the biggest port operator in the Öresund region. It is a full service port and has been designated as the Core Port on Europe. Due to its strategic location at one of the busiest sounds, Öresund, CMP is a leading cruise port of Northern Europe and manages the largest logistics hub of Scandinavia for cars.
Being the premier port of America, the Port of Los Angeles has a strong commitment towards the development of innovative strategic and sustainable operations which will have a good impact on the economy and quality of life of Southern California. The Port of Los Angeles which is the leading seaport of North America by container volume and cargo value contributed $297 billion in trade in 2018. The operations and business at the San Pedro Bay port complex provides one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region.