The Port of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) have announced that they have entered into a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on sustainability and environmental issues.
The MOU between the two ports focuses on facilitating dialogue, information exchange and sharing of best practices.
Officials from both ports signed the MOU at a ceremony held at the Port of Los Angeles Friday last week.
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Key areas of cooperation identified under the agreement include 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.
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.
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.
CMP is the largest port operator in the Oresund region, formed in 2001 after completion of the Øresundbridge, a combined railway and motorway connector linking Sweden’s Malmo and Denmark’s Copenhagen.
CMP is a full-service port and a designated Core Port in Europe. Strategically located in one of the world’s busiest sounds, Oresund, CMP is the leading cruise port in Northern Europe and operates Scandinavia’s largest logistics hub for new cars.
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