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Members of companies from some ports in Sinaloa, port authorities, and municipal authorities met a few days ago with businessmen from California to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
Presidents of bodies from the Mazatlán Interchamber, the Sinaloa Economic Development Council, and local officials agreed with California businessmen on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of strengthening the relationship between ports and authorities.
Following this agreement, the ports of Mazatlán and Topolobampo formalized their relationship with the port of Long Beach, California, United States, with the objective of strengthening the opportunities for port mobility.
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The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) consists of four sections that address the purpose of the agreement, areas of collaboration, relevant discussions, and personal contacts. This pact is part of a plan that began in June of this year.
Cooperation between Ports of Sinaloa and the United States
In this agreement, a collaboration was established on aspects that encompass joint promotion in marketing, security, sustainability, technology, and city-port relations. In addition, they committed to promoting the dissemination of information on decarbonization initiatives in all ports, including technologies such as hydrogen and ship electrification.
This same week, visits were made to the sister cities of Santa Monica and Pico Rivera, California. The purpose is to strengthen ties, share knowledge, and successful experiences on municipal issues, such as public services, waste management, wastewater, and renewable energies. Additionally, the aim is to establish meaningful relationships with the tourist, real estate, and commercial sectors of the three cities.
An Anticipated Agreement
Before the signing of this agreement took place, Alfredo Ruelas Solís, president of the Economic Development Council in the southern zone, emphasized that this agreement not only represents a close relationship between two areas but also lays the foundations for economic exchange and significant collaboration.
“This is an achievement that has been pursued for several years and is finally becoming a reality. The results will be practically immediate and it is anticipated that best practices and knowledge exchange will be key elements in this collaboration, which will benefit Mazatlán in many ways,” he
A New Commercial Route
Among the agreed agreements is the evaluation of the viability of a transport route between the ports of Mazatlán and Topolobampo, Sinaloa, and the port of Long Beach. Also planned is an exchange of knowledge about sustainable programs and a possible provision of green hydrogen from Sinaloa to the port of Long Beach as a first initiative.
The Port of Long Beach holds a position of great relevance on a global level. Each year, this port handles approximately 9 million containers, which translates to a flow of nearly 29 thousand containers daily coming from all over the world.
This impressive figure significantly surpasses the port activity of Mexico as a whole, as all Mexican ports combined handle around 8.3 million containers in the same period. It is expected that these agreements will foster significant connections for Mexico and the United States.
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Sources: El Sol de Mazatlán, Bien Informado, Noroeste, Punto MX
How does strengthening Sinaloa’s ports benefit?
Strengthening the ports in Sinaloa offers several significant benefits:
Economic Growth: Strengthening the ports can boost trade and economic activity in the region.
Regional Competitiveness: Enhancing port infrastructure increases Sinaloa’s competitiveness in the global and regional market. This can attract more business and encourage the expansion of local and international companies.
Industrial Development: Strong ports can serve as logistical and distribution centers, which can spur industrial development in the area.
Job Creation: Port growth often brings an increase in the demand for local labor, benefiting the community through job creation.