Ports of LA, Gothenburg sign memorandum of understanding on digitization and decarbonization

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The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Gothenburg have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation in a range of areas including sustainability, digital and physical infrastructure, and potential trade opportunities.

The MoU was signed at a ceremony in the Port of Los Angeles.

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka stressed the importance of the partnership, saying that because of their pivotal role in the global economy, the ports need to work together to modernize, innovate and share best practices. The MoU builds on an already strong relationship and a shared drive for excellence in all aspects of port operations.

“Digitalization and carbon reduction are some of the areas where our two ports are at the forefront in our respective regions, but at the same time we have strong ambitions to take the work forward from a level where we have come a long way, but still need to to go further. By working more closely, we can both build on each other’s innovations, ideas and best practices,” said Elvir Dzanic, CEO of Göteborgs Hamn AB.

The MOU will focus on sharing best practices, exchanging ideas and consultation on issues of critical importance to both ports, such as: B. supply chain efficiency and digital technology. The two ports said the tool creates space for streamlining traffic and thereby reducing carbon emissions through real-time, data-driven insights for load planning, forecasting and tracking.

The two ports will also collaborate on alternative fuels and strategies to integrate new and emerging green technologies to minimize the impact of port operations on local communities and the wider environment.

Last year, the Swedish port partnered with the Belgian North Sea port to set up a green corridor that aims to use alternative fuels for seagoing vessels by 2025.

The Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and C40 Cities have entered into discussions with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to establish a green and digital shipping corridor between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex.

Source: News Network

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