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巴拿马运河和坦帕港务局更新谅解备忘录

作者: 发布时间:2011-07-25 浏览量:3699

        巴拿马运河管理局(ACP)和坦帕市港口管理局(TPA)更新了谅解备忘录(MOU),这不仅是双方达成战略上的联盟,此举措还会增进双方之间诸如联合营销方面的合作。

        该联盟旨在促进亚洲经巴拿马运河、墨西哥湾至美国途中各沿岸间贸易 。

        双方于2005年第一次签署谅解备忘录,2008年更新一次,最新签订的协议将持续五年。

新的协议也将重点放在以下几个方面:

        *数据共享,以预测未来的贸易流量和市场发展趋势

        *市场研究交流,可能造福一方在未来的产品开发或风险投资

        *现代化和改善工程服务,以服务于企业和刺激需求增加相关的信息共享

        *技术先进的技术能力和方案,以促进航运业和航运界的尖端创新

       “革新我们与巴拿马运河的合作伙伴关系,是我们发展战略的重要组成部分,我们将继续扩大我们的集装箱服务,码头设施和主要市场的连通性,”坦帕港总监Richard Wainio说。“我们的码头拓展的最新阶段现已完成,我们正计划在未来的几年内将码头承载力翻两番。一条新的专用卡车斜坡正在有条不紊地进行建设中,该坡道连接港口和州际公路,以及坦帕网关铁路终端,这将用于佛罗里达州的第一个船坞上作业的专用列车。“

        坦帕港是佛罗里达州货运吞吐量最大的港口,过去几年中,坦帕这个佛罗里达州中心地区已形成该地一个重要的分销中心。

        巴拿马运河管理局继续实现码头现代化,巴拿马运河的扩建也在紧张进行中,预计2014年完成。这项耗资52.5亿美元的工程还将建设一套新的水闸,这将允许更长和更宽的船只经过。

 

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) have renewed a strategic alliance with a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase cooperation, such as joint marketing, between the two parties.

 

The alliance will also seek to boost trade along the all-water route - the route from Asia to the US Gulf Coast via the Panama Canal.

 

The two entities first signed an MOU in 2005, which was renewed in 2008. The latest agreement is renewable for another five years.

 

The renewed agreement will also focus on the following areas:

 

    * Data sharing to forecast future trade flows and market trends

    * Market studies exchange that may benefit either party in future product development or business ventures

    * Sharing of information related to modernisation and improvement projects that serve to benefit business and spur increased demand

    * Technological interchange of advanced technology capabilities and programs to spur cutting-edge initiatives in the shipping and maritime community

 

"Renewing our partnership with the Panama Canal is an important element of our growth strategy as we continue to expand our container services, facilities and connectivity to major markets," said Tampa Port director Richard Wainio. "The latest phase of our terminal expansion is now complete and we are moving ahead with plans to quadruple capacity over the next few years. Construction of a new dedicated truck ramp connecting the Port and the Interstate highway system is well underway, as well as the Tampa Gateway Rail Terminal which will provide Florida's first on-dock unit train capability."

                                                                                                      

The Port of Tampa is Florida's largest port for cargo tonnage, and, over the last few years, the Tampa/Central Florida region has emerged as an important distribution centre gateway.

 

While the TPA continues its terminal modernisation, the Panama Canal's expansion is well underway, with completion expected in 2014. The $5.25 billion project includes the construction of a new set of locks that will allow the transit of longer and wider ships.

 

来源:Portnews