An International Sister Seaports Agreement was signed between Miami-Dade County's Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority's President Paolo Emilio Signorini.
Tourism and cruising, port sustainability, security, and safety are the main areas of cooperation sealed under the new agreement, with the proposal to establish technical groups working in synergy in order to exchange information and visits towards the promotion of activities and traffic of both PortMiami (Florida USA) and Port Genova (Italy).
The agreement, also undersigned by the Chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz, the Port of Miami CEO Juan Kuryla, the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci, and the President of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti, recommends "the establishment of future development programs to foster cruise passenger traffic," highlighted as the core business for both ports, and yachting and marine services, in compliance with port sustainability guidelines. Under the pact, the Ports of Genoa and Miami mutually commit to promoting the advantages of doing business at the Sister Seaports.
The Ligurian and US delegations have the chance to discuss the progress made by the joint program implemented across the collaboration during the Miami-based bi-annual Sister Seaports Convention and Seatrade Cruise Global Convention, the cruise industry's premier event which is scheduled to take place on-site in spring 2022, following a pause during the COVID crisis.