Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is signing an agreement with Colombia’s Port of Barranquilla to promote bilateral trade.
A ceremony for the signing of the Memorandum Agreement is scheduled for Nov. 20 in Miami.
The Colombian port is Port Everglades’ fifth largest trading partner, according to a news release.
“The two parties want to establish an alliance of cooperation aimed at facilitating international trade and generating new business by promoting the water trade routes between the two countries,” according to the release.
The Memorandum of Understanding includes joint initiatives the ports might pursue, including marketing activities and market studies, and sharing information on technology, modernization and improvements, according to the release.
The document signing will be in connection with the American Association of Port Authorities’ Latin American Congress of Ports.