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Port Everglades and the Panama Canal Authority Renew MOU

Port Everglades and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have renewed their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote trade opportunities.

The renewal extends their strategic alliance to 2021 and reaffirms their dedication to growth and best customer practices. The original MOU was signed in August 2009.

Areas of cooperation include joint advertising programs, data interchange, and competitive market analyses of the shipping industry. The port and ACP will also continue to promote the route to the West Coast of South America as well as the "All-Water Route" from Asia to the U.S. East Coast via the Panama Canal.

"The MOU encourages collaboration between Port Everglades and the ACP, which translates to providing our South Florida residents and visitors increased access to the growing global economy," said Port Everglades Chief Executive Steven Cernak, PPM®. "We continue to share information on our modernization efforts that complement each other and to discuss ways to pursue joint marketing activities."

Mr. Cernak attended the recent grand opening ceremony of the Panama Canal Expansion Project in June. At that time, the ACP Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano provided an update on the Expansion Program and its impact on U.S. East Coast ports.

Port Everglades Chief Executive Steve Cernak, PPM®, (middle) joined Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson (right) this June in presenting a plaque on behalf of the Florida Ports Council to Panama Canal Authority Executive Vice President Oscar E. Baza¡n V.
Photo/Port Everglades

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