The Port of Los Angeles and the Japan External Trade Organization Los Angeles Office (JETRO Los Angeles) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in several key strategic areas, including sustainability, environmental initiatives, and supply chain optimization. ) was signed.
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“Today’s agreement is rooted in our common goal: to bring businesses and ports closer together and work together in a sustainable way that optimizes supply chains.” the mayor said Eric Garcetti.
“With this agreement with JETRO Los Angeles, our port will further innovate and collaborate on supply chain optimization and sustainable technology, building stronger relationships with the Japanese government, its ports and … Japanese companies. I can.” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Jean President.
“The MOU calls on the Port of Los Angeles and JETRO Los Angeles to work closely on strategies related to environmental sustainability, including collaboration and sharing of best practices on testing and deploying zero-emission vehicles and equipment. use of alternative energy sources; cooperation with other new terminals, ships and trucks on environmental initiatives.” Executive Director, JETRO Los Angeles Osamu Taki.
“JETRO Los Angeles also agreed to facilitate referrals to Japanese companies as the port could leverage their expertise and support environmental and zero-emission initiatives.”
The JETRO Los Angeles MoU is the latest cooperation agreement signed by the Port of Los Angeles. Over the past few years, the port has entered into a cooperative global agreement with the Nagoya Port Authority of Japan. Port Cooperation in Indonesia; Port of Copenhagen Malmö; Port of Shanghai in China. and the port of Singapore.
Recently, the port collaborated with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Port of Long Beach and C40 City to establish a green and digital transportation corridor between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex.
This corridor will focus on low and zero carbon fuels for bunkering and digital tools to support the deployment of low and zero carbon ships.