Sharjah, Canaveral Ports Authorities sign agreement

Sharjah - The agreement confirms the two ports' status as 'sister ports' in order to extend their mutual understanding for the development of economic resources, international trade and logistics.



By Staff Report

Published: Mon 14 Sep 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Mon 14 Sep 2015, 10:06 AM

The robust UAE-USA trade relationship is to receive a further boost as a 'Sister Ports' agreement was signed between the Department of Seaports & Customs, Government of Sharjah, in the UAE, represented by Shaikh Khaled bin Abdullah Al Qasimi of the Department of Seaports & Customs, Government of Sharjah, and the Canaveral Port Authority of Florida in the USA, represented by Jerry Allender, chairman, Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners. The signing ceremony was hosted by Gulftainer - the largest privately-owned, independent port operator in the world which recently expanded into the USA with a new concession at Port Canaveral - and was held at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce in the presence of Shaikh Fahim bin Sultan bin Khalid Al Qasimi, head of the Department of Government Relations in the Emirate of Sharjah, Badr Jafar, vice-chairman of Gulftainer and managing director of Crescent Group, Wayne Justice, Commissioner of Port Canaveral; Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority; Mohammed Meer Al Sarrah, director of Department of Seaports & Customs, Government of Sharjah; Jersh Mohammed Bin Jersh, director of Sharjah Creek Customs; and Yaqoub Hassan Abdulla, director of marketing & head of Administration of the Department of Seaports & Customs, Government of Sharjah.
The agreement confirms the two ports' status as 'sister ports' in order to extend their mutual understanding for the development of economic resources, international trade and logistics. A 'Joint Declaration of Collaboration and Cooperation' entered into will also explore new opportunities to develop cooperation between the ports and enable private companies within the catchment area of the respective ports to collaborate on trade and investment prospects. The port authorities also committed to exchange information and knowledge between them and develop commercial, technological and cultural ties for their mutual advancement.
- business@khaleejtimes.com


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