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Port of Southampton signs sister port agreement with PortMiami

Port of Southampton staff
From left, Port of Southampton's Alastair Welch, PortMiami's Juan Kuryla and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez
The Port of Southampton and PortMiami signed a sister port agreement during a visit from a delegation of officials from the Florida-based port and Miami-Dade County.

A city twinning agreement was also signed at the Mayor’s Parlour at the Civic Centre.

To officialise the agreement, PortMiami Director Juan Kuryla and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez signed the International Sister Seaports Agreement with Alastair Welch, Port of Southampton director.

‘We are pleased to be officially linked with our friends at PortMiami and hope we can mutually benefit from lessons learned around successes seen on both sides,' Welch said.

For his part, Kuryla looks forward to 'growing our relationship as sister cities and sister ports through the strengthening of our cultural and commercial ties,' and he anticipates the 'development of economic opportunities for us both.’

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