“This agreement is vital to the port’s strategic goals to diversify exports and create new partnerships that will help alleviate the unprecedented cargo surge we’ve experienced since last summer,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “Our enhanced on-dock rail facilities will be crucial in delivering cargo to Utah while also strengthening the port’s competitiveness and reducing emissions.”
The agreement called for the two ports to partner on business opportunities and share knowledge that will be helpful on projects designed to improve import and export movement between the port authorities. They’ll also share information about clean strategies and technologies.
“This partnership is another critical connection as we work to streamline logistics for Utah and the Intermountain West,” said Jack Hedge, Executive Director of the Utah Inland Port Authority. “Working directly with the Port of Long Beach creates a synergy and stability that opens opportunities for Utah businesses to move goods more efficiently.”