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Ports of LA and Gothenburg sign MoU on digitalisation and decarbonisation

Article-Ports of LA and Gothenburg sign MoU on digitalisation and decarbonisation

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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 held at the Port of Los Angeles. 

The Port of Los Angeles’ Executive Director, Gene Seroka, emphasised the importance of the partnership, saying that the ports must work together to modernise, innovate and share best practices due to their pivotal role in the global economy. The MoU builds on an already strong relationship and a shared pursuit of excellence in all aspects of port operations.

“Digitisation and carbon dioxide 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 push the work forward from a level where we have come a long way but need to go even further. With a tighter collaboration, we will both be able to build on each other’s innovations, ideas and best practices,” said Göteborgs Hamn AB’s CEO Elvir Dzanic.

The MOU will focus on sharing best practices, exchanging ideas, and consultation on issues critical to both ports, such as supply chain efficiency and digital technology.  The two ports said that through data-driven insights in real-time for load planning, forecasts and tracking, the tool creates room for streamlining traffic, and thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The two ports will also collaborate on alternative fuels, as well as on strategies to incorporate new and emerging green technologies to minimise the impact of port operations on local communities and the overall environment.

Last year, the Swedish port teamed up with the Belgian North Sea Port to establish a green corridor, aiming toward using alternative fuels for seagoing vessels by 2025.

The Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, and C40 Cities have begun 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.

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