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Port of Marseille Fos signs agreement with Guangzhou port, China

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Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 27, 2024 – Last Friday, the Port of Marseille Fos signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese port of Guangzhou. The primary aim is to increase mutual trade. Guangzhou is one of the largest container ports in the world.

Several areas of cooperation are planned:

  • in commercial and logistical development: the two ports undertake to make full use of their respective advantages to improve port and logistics services, thereby offering a more efficient
  • supply chain for joint customers;
  • Green corridor and sustainability: the agreement provides for the creation of a green corridor between Marseilles and Guangzhou, promoting environmental initiatives and low-carbon solutions, thereby enhancing the sustainability of their operations;
  • innovation and digitalisation: the ports will work together to boost information exchange and cooperation in the fields of digitalisation and automation, aimed at developing intelligent ports.

The joint roadmap for 2024-2026 includes regular meetings and the identification of green investments and a sustainable trade corridor.

‘This partnership agreement reflects the desire of both parties to explore new opportunities for sustainable cooperation for sustainable cooperation. It establishes a framework for joint projects in the fields of marketing, promotion, energy transition, and technological innovation, thus consolidating Marseille’s position as a strategic hub for trade between China and Europe”, explains Christophe Castaner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Marseille Fos Port (Grand port maritime de Marseille, GPMM).

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