Port Everglades, Marseille become sisters
Florida’s Port Everglades has signed its third “sister seaport” agreement with the Port of Marseille in France.
The new partnership builds on Port Everglades’ previous arrangements with the ports of Olbia in Italy and Xiamen in China.
'We believe this new relationship with the Port of Marseille will benefit economic development in Broward County by cultivating new business contacts and strengthening existing contacts,' said Broward County Mayor Lois Wexler. 'These sister seaport agreements also serve to improve cultural understanding and promote the economic benefits of international relationships.'
Phillip C. Allen, port director at Port Everglades, said: 'It is fitting that Port Everglades and the Port of Marseille become sister seaports because, even though we are an ocean apart, we share so much in common. Both ports have experienced successful growth and share a business model based on product diversity. Both seaports facilitate the transport of cargo, passengers and petroleum products.'