The Ports of Los Angeles, Auckland and Guangzhou enter into a collaborative agreement for shared opportunities and best practices, in what would be called the Tripartite Ports Alliance.
Earlier this June, representatives from the Ports of Los Angeles, Auckland and Guangzhou signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes the Tripartite Ports Alliance. Under this agreement, the three port authorities further cemented their commitment to collaborate with each other in sharing economic opportunities and best practices.
Under the alliance, the sister cities of Auckland, Guangzhou and L.A. aim to share expertise with each other, collaborate to improve capabilities, boost efforts at communicating and coordinating on policies regarding the environment, technology and investments, and ultimately to foster growth in their economies.
The signing was held at a 2-day L.A.-sponsored summit held in Los Angeles. The summit is the first of three events planned under the Alliance.
The Port of Los Angeles is vital to the U.S. economy. In 2014, it had facilitated $290 billion worth of trade and reportedly leads North America by cargo value and container volume. Guangzhou Harbor counts as one of the world’s busiest ports in terms of container volume. Auckland, on the other hand, is New Zealand’s largest. We at Kemplon Engineering are impressed by how these power players are sharing their strengths and also continuing to improve themselves through collaborative efforts with other port authorities.
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