Wednesday , 18 September 2019
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The Port of Los Angeles and the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which paves the way for increased cooperation and partnership by agreeing to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure, environmental and security challenges, and strategies to enhance trade competitiveness.

POLA and Hamburg sign MoU

“We have been fortunate to have a close collaborative relationship with the Hamburg Port Authority.  This agreement formalises and expands our partnership and I expect it to be beneficial to both ports in the years ahead,” said POLA’s executive director Geraldine Knatz.

“I am delighted to have the Port of Los Angeles as a partner with whom we can share experiences and discuss, on equal footing, subjects of interest and concern,” said Jens Meier, managing director of the Hamburg Port Authority. “It is always a good thing to look over the rim of your tea cup and benefit from a mutual exchange of views.”

The collaborative agreement could potentially benefit US and international maritime and environmental companies from the transport and logistics industry, as the two sea ports share best practices with respect to equipment and new technologies.