Virginia, Ningbo Ports Sign Cooperation Agreement
Bensenville, Illinois - May 7, 2013
The Virginia Port Authority and China’s Ningbo Municipal Port Administration
signed a memorandum of understanding this week to promote the all-water route
between the two ports.
The agreement laid down plans for cooperation on marketing activities and market
research, as well as exchange of information, technology, modernization details
and training. It was signed by Russell J. Held, the VPA’s deputy executive
director, and Chang Boaping, deputy director general of the Ningbo Municipal
Port Administration Bureau.
“China has been Virginia's No. 1 trading partner for many years and having these
kinds of agreements in place will help strengthen our relationship with that
country,” said Rodney W. Oliver, the VPA’s interim executive director, in a
“Today we enjoy six weekly services between Ningbo and the Port of Virginia via
both the Panama and Suez canals,” Held added. “Our goal with this MOU is to
share operational best practices, jointly market our good service connectivity
and drive investment and business growth on both ends of the supply chain.”
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