Tampa Port Authority inks sister port agreement with Argentine port

Jul 8, 2013

TAMPA, Fla.— The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) is pleased to announce the signing of a “sister port” agreement with the Port Management Consortium of the Port of Quequén, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The agreement creates good relations, marketing synergies and greater trade opportunities between the two port cities—connected by an ever-expanding and increasingly active trade lane between the U.S. and South America.

 The memorandum of understanding was cosigned June 27, by Jim Pyburn, director of trade development and Latin America, for the TPA, and Isaias Migueles, chief of accountability with the Port of Quequén, in Bogotá, Colombia. The agreement is considered a benchmark cooperative effort between the two port cities that will have lasting benefits to both in their efforts to build business, well into the future.

“We are delighted to engage in this very meaningful memorandum of understanding with the Port of Quequén,” Paul Anderson, Tampa’s CEO and port director, said. “We recognize this special sister port agreement as a milestone in our trade and marketing relations with a key trade partner in Latin America, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”

The Tampa Port Authority (www.tampaport.com) administers Florida’s largest and one of the nation’s most diversified ports, handling a full array of cargoes.  Also a premier cruise home port, the Port of Tampa is the largest economic engine in west and central Florida, generating nearly 80,000 jobs and more than $15 billion of dollars in economic impact annually.

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