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Port of Southampton Signs Sister Port Agreement With PortMiami - ABP

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 24 Jun 2019

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ABP said that the Port of Southampton and PortMiami signed a sister port agreement during a visit from a delegation of officials from the Florida-based port and Miami-Dade County. During the visit, a city twinning agreement was also signed at the Mayor’s Parlour at the Civic centre. The ‘twinning’ of the Port of Southampton, Europe’s leading cruise turn-around port and PortMiami, the world’s leading cruise port, demonstrates an allegiance between the two ports.

To make the agreement official, Mr Juan Kuryla, Port Director at PortMiami, and The Honorable Carlos Gimenez, Mayor at Miami-Dade County signed the official International Sister Seaports Agreement with Alastair Welch, Port of Southampton Director during the visit. The agreement officially links two of the world’s leading cruise ports and opens channels for cruise industry best practice in their respective areas.

Mr Alastair Welch, Director at Port of Southampton, said: “We are pleased to be officially linked with our friends at PortMiami and hope we can mutually benefit from lessons learned around successes seen on both sides.”

Mr Juan Kuryla, Port Director at PortMiami, said that “Miami-Dade County and Southampton have much in common. Our ports are both leaders in trade and tourism through our cargo and cruise activity. I look forward to growing our relationship as sister cities and sister ports through the strengthening of our cultural and commercial ties, and I anticipate the development of economic opportunities for us both.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 24 Jun 2019
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