Port of Los Angeles, Port Authority of Nagoya Ink MOU

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles and Port Authority of Nagoya, Japan recently inked a memorandum of understanding, further cementing the two port’s relationship with a promise to cooperate and share information on projects aimed at operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.

“International cooperation among ports is essential to assuring that our global supply chain and ports of entry are the most efficient and environmentally sustainable as possible,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Furthering our collaboration on these priorities with the Port of Nagoya is a natural next step, given our long-term sister port relationship and mutual interest in advancing port innovations and technology.”

Information to be shared includes data-sharing platforms, zero-emission vehicles and equipment and other efforts.

“The Port of Los Angeles is undertaking visionary projects such as the development of the Port Optimizer and testing near-zero and zero-emissions heavy duty trucks,” said Hideaki Ohmura, President, Nagoya Port Authority and Governor of Aichi Prefecture. “This agreement will increase our collaboration and bring further developments in efficiencies and environmental sustainability.”

By Sarah Spangler