Port of LA, Swedish Port to Collaborate on Sustainability, Infrastructure, More

Port of Gothenburg CEO Elvir Dzanic, left, and Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka have pledged that their ports will work together on a host of issues. Photo courtesy Port of Los Angeles.

The Port of Los Angeles and Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg plan to come together on sustainability, digital and physical infrastructure, trade opportunities and other topics under a newly inked a Memorandum of Understanding, it was announced March 3.

Signed at a recent ceremony in Los Angeles, the agreement allows the two seaports to deepen their working relationship and further the conversation on various issues vital to both ports.

“Because of the pivotal role that ports play in our global economy, it is imperative that we continue to work together to innovate, modernize and share best practices,” Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka said. “This agreement between the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Gothenburg will build on an already strong relationship and like-minded pursuit of excellence in all aspects of port operations.”

The ports also said they plan to partner on ways to advance green energy use.

“Digitalization and decarbonization are some of the areas where our two ports are frontrunners in Europe and the Americas,” Port of Gothenburg CEO Elvir Dzanic said. “As we both have strong ambitions to keep pushing things forward, we will both benefit by developing and building off of each other’s innovations, ideas and best practices in these and other areas.”

By Karen Robes Meeks