The Port of Los Angeles is furthering its sustainability efforts via a partnership with European port officials, the port said this week.
Port of LA officials have signed a "memorandum of understanding" with officials from Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP), which operates the ports of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden, located on either side of Øresund, a strait between the two countries. Under the agreement, the ports will share information and best practices on a range of issues, including energy use and alternative energy sources; advanced clean marine terminal equipment technology, ocean-going vessels, and drayage trucks; and involvement in global environmental associations and initiatives, officials said.
"We look forward to working with the Port of Los Angeles on how to continuously promote sustainable port development and management," Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of CMP, said in statement. "In order to accelerate solutions on sustainable matters, we need to push for new technologies and new ways of working. Strong partnerships are key to solid and speedy development-and we hope this agreement will also accelerate cooperation between the green maritime development in our two regions for mutual benefit."
CMP is a leading cruise port in Northern Europe and operates Scandinavia's largest logistics hub for new cars.