Los Angeles and Nagoya Ports Talk Collaboration

In a virtual meeting earlier this month, representatives from the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Nagoya, Japan, spoke about ways to work together on shared environmental and sustainability project priorities.

The March 9 meeting, which came a year after the pair agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding to regularly partner and share information on environmental matters, encompassed updates on various initiatives, including the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan; Wabtec’s Port Optimizer, and Toyota’s Hydrogen Utilization Study in Chubu.

“We’re very proud of our collaboration with the Port of Nagoya, particularly since advancing digital technology and fostering more sustainable, environmentally friendly operations is something that both of us greatly value,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “The cooperation facilitated by this agreement—a testament to our strong relationship spanning more than 60 years—has been extremely beneficial in advancing our mutual goals.”

The Port of Nagoya has been designated by the Japanese government to host a Carbon Neutral Port Committee, said Governor Hideaki Ohmura, Aichi Prefecture, and president of the Nagoya Port Authority.

“We are committed to leading that effort to realize a decarbonized society and look forward to cooperation from the Port of Los Angeles,” Ohmura said. “We hope that our two ports will continue to prosper under this partnership.”

By Pacific Maritime