France’s Port of Marseille, controlled by the Marseilles Fos port authority, is one of the oldest seaports and one of the busiest oil ports. It handles oil and bulk liquids, and bulk solids such as minerals and grains.
Port Miami is one of America’s most revenue generating port, which offers employment to more than 2 million people in South Florida. It is recognised as the Cargo Gateway of America.
Ports of Marseille Fos and Port Miami have renewed their original twinning agreement made 14 years ago. This is in view to support port development and for mutual cruise and container interests.
The two port authorities believe that this new renewed twinning agreement could result in mutual sharing of best practices in port security as well as port-based projects in the future. The two ports plan to take advantage of their complementary seasons to boost their growth in both cruise and container sectors. This twinning program is financed by both private and public partnership of the port and also by retail property firm Hammerson that aims to combine leisure attractions along with commercial activities.
The said agreement was signed by Chrisine Cabau Woehel, CEO of the Port of Marseille Fos and Director of Port Miami, Juan Kuryla. It is anticipated that 1.5 million passengers would be part of their cruise offerings.