LA and Copenhagen Malmö Ports to Share Energy Tech

The Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) will team up on environmental issues for at least the next five years.

On Nov. 15, both ports inked a Memorandum of Understanding in Los Angeles, allowing them to discuss issues and best practices related to “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,” according to the port.

“This agreement further solidifies our partnership with CMP, and our mutual interest in promoting the most efficient, most sustainable goods movement possible,” said Los Angeles Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “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.”

Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of CMP, noted that her organization is looking forward to working with the Port of Los Angeles on how to continuously promote sustainable port development and management.

“In order to accelerate solutions on sustainable matters, we need to push for new technologies and new ways of working,” Agersnap said. “Strong partnerships are key to solid and speedy development – and we hope this agreement will also accelerate cooperation between the green maritime development in our two regions for mutual benefit.”

By Karen Robes Meeks