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The Port of Gothenburg signs cooperative agreement with the Port of Los Angeles

14:20 - 06 Mar 2023 / Press

Officials with the Port of Gothenburg Port of Los Angeles have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further their relationship and cooperation on a number of key topics, including sustainability, digital and physical infrastructure, and potential trade opportunities. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the Port of Los Angeles last week.

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

“Digitalization and decarbonization are some of the areas where our two ports are frontrunners in Europe and the Americas,” said Gothenburg Port Authority CEO Elvir Dzanic. “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.”

The MOU focuses on best practice sharing, consultation and exchanging of ideas on issues deemed critical to both ports. These include supply chain efficiency and digital technology, and the sharing of lessons learned from the Port Optimizer™, the data portal developed by the Port of Los Angeles and in use at the Port of Gothenburg since 2021. The platform has enhanced the Port’s supply chain performance through real-time, data-driven insights for cargo planning, forecasting and tracking.

Additionally, both ports will collaborate on ways to improve energy and alternative energy use, as well as strategies for incorporating new and emerging green technologies to minimize the impact of port operations on local communities and the overall environment.

“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,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “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.”

Fact File: The Port of Los Angeles
As the busiest container port in North America, the Port of Los Angeles has sustained its rank as number one for more than two decades with record volumes for containerized trade. The Port maintains an efficient, sustainable supply chain, adopting new technologies to improve the reliability, predictability and efficiency of the flow of cargo across global seaborne trade.

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