Historic Centennial Sister-Port Agreement
Historic centennial sister-port agreement was signed between Port of Seattle and Dhamra Port on March 12, 2011 in Bhubaneswar.
The timing couldn't be more perfect. Port of Seattle signed its first sister port agreement in India while celebrating its Centennila year. In his first visit to India the CEO of Port of Seattle, Mr. Tay Yoshitani visited the coastal lines of Orissa and Dhamra Port. He also met Mr. Naveen Patnaik, honorable Chief MInistter of Orissa and had a discussion with senior officials discussing future collaborations between two ports.
The sister-port agreement between Port of Seattle and Dhamra will provide opportunities for information sharing on port operations, management, construction, and technology through bi-annual conferences, trade delegation visits, or informal contacts. The results benefit everyone in terms of new ideas, business contacts, cultural understanding, and international trade promotion. This agreement will provide a strong foundation for individuals within ports – and within their broader communities – to connect with one another.