Friday, February 9, 2018

Long Beach, Panama Partnership

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach and the Panama Canal Authority will continue their trade promotion efforts. Both government agencies recently agreed to extend a Memorandum of Understanding first signed in 2010 that allows them to partner on activities that mutually benefit trading between Latin America and the United States.

Those activities include participating in events or programs that bolster economic growth, jobs and revenue between the two regions and sharing their technical know-how on engineering, pollution reduction, environmental protection and other areas of interest.

The agreement will continue to be in effect through December 2022, according to the port.