The Port Miami now has its first sister port in Japan, the Port of Yokohama! Both ports are regional logistic and cruise hubs, and are a perfect match. Consul General Kazuhiro Nakai has worked hard to facilitated this partnership, and was very pleased to make it happen at last.
This new sister port relationship is one of the most important outcomes of the Miami Dade trade mission to Japan. On December 1, Miami-Dade County Mayor Levin Cava and Port of Yokohama Director Hiroya Nakano signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a sister port partnership between these ports. On December 4, the Miami-Dade County mission was invited to the Port of Yokohama, where they observed its cruise ship terminal, which has the capacity to dock seven cruise ships at the same time, while riding aboard a Yokohama City harbor boat.
The MOU aims to foster collaboration between both ports through exchanging information and strengthening business relations such as increasing cruise ship and cargo traffic. Since the cargo traffic route connecting the Port of Yokohama and Port Miami was recently resumed, the signing of the MOU was very timely, and we hope it will further strengthen the collaboration between the two ports and expand commercial relations.
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