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Southampton signs Miami sister deal

[ June 14, 2019   //   ]

The Port of Southampton and PortMiami signed a sister port agreement during a visit by officials from the Florida port and Miami-Dade County.

The deal was signed by PortMiami director, Juan Kuryla, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez and Southampton director Alastair Welch.

During the visit, a city twinning agreement was also signed at the Mayor’s Parlour at the Civic centre.

Kuryla said: “Miami-Dade County and Southampton have much in common. Our ports are both leaders in trade and tourism through our cargo and cruise activity. I look forward to growing our relationship as sister cities and sister ports through the strengthening of our cultural and commercial ties, and I anticipate the development of economic opportunities for us both.”

Leader of Southampton City Council, Councillor Christopher Hammond, said: “Like Southampton, Miami is a gateway to the world, and for hundreds of years people and goods have come to this confident and open maritime city to trade and visit.

“Forging a new partnership with Miami is a natural step – linking up with another innovative global port city. Southampton is at the forefront of discovery and trade, leading on the development of new relationships with international partners and investors.

ABP Southampton port director Alistair Welch with Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez and MiamiPort director Juan Kuryla.