On Wednesday, September 2, Port Authority staff hosted the Port of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Trade Mission for the purpose of renewing our sister port agreement on the 35th anniversary of its original execution.
The Mission included 14 members and was led by Takashi Takeichi, Director General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Bureau of Port and Harbor. After welcoming remarks by Molly Campbell, Director of the Port Authority’s Port Commerce Department, Mr. Takeichi and Ms. Stephanie Dawson, the Port Authority’s Acting Chief Operating Officer, executed the renewal agreement on behalf of their respective agencies.
This latest renewal essentially replicates the intent of the prior agreements, which is to work cooperatively to solve common problems. However, the renewal included an additional commitment. The Port of NY & NJ and the Port of Tokyo will now explore opportunities for establishing a staff exchange program to facilitate research regarding sustainable ports, enhanced international logistics, and best practices for the cruise industry and leisure/recreational marine activities in both ports.
A renewal agreement was also executed on the 25th anniversary in 2005