The port of Corpus Christi (USA) and the port of Rotterdam (the Netherlands) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the two ports collaborate to improve global maritime operations.

The two ports have outlined a number of shared objectives including: co-developing trade and commercial opportunities; fostering an exchange of information; and advancing the development and deployment of innovative technologies specifically related to navigational safety and environmental protection.

Sean Strawbridge, ceo of the port of Corpus Christi, said: “This alliance and the discourse it will generate will enhance the headway we have made toward safe and sustainable industrial facilitation of navigable commerce, and we are excited for the benefits this will bring to our port customers and the communities we serve.”

René van der Plas, director of the Port of Rotterdam International, added: “We share the ambition to be a global leader in applying pioneering innovations and in offering logistical efficiencies and we face the same sustainability challenges.”