The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Guangzhou, China, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further their relationship and cooperation.

Areas of collaboration include development of digital supply chain infrastructure, creation of a Trans-pacific green shipping corridor between the two ports and other sustainability initiatives to reduce port-related emissions and greenhouse gases, according to a release from the Port of Los Angeles.

“We are grateful to the Port of Guangzhou for their commitment to work with us on these important maritime initiatives,” says Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles. “The agreement signed today further reinforces our long-term relationship and like-minded pursuit of excellence in all aspects of port operations, and signifies an important step toward decarbonizing the supply chain.”

Xiuqing Sun, Director General, Guangzhou Port Authority adds: “We have long valued our relationship with the Port of Los Angeles, and welcome this opportunity to build upon our bilateral cooperation. By continuing to share best practices and information, our ports will be better positioned to improve operational efficiencies and reduce harmful emissions related to those operations.”

The three-year MoU calls for best practice consultations and exchanging of ideas on supply chain efficiency and digital technology, and the sharing of lessons learned from Port Optimizer, the digital community system developed by the Port of Los Angeles and in use since 2017, the release added.

The Port of Los Angeles has already established green shipping corridor partnerships with the Port of Singapore, Port of Shanghai, and the Japanese ports of Nagoya, Yokohama and Tokyo.

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