Miami, Kaohsiung ports forge new sisterhood ties


WASHINGTON–A delegation led by visiting Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu forged sisterhood ties Friday with the Port of Miami with a view to promoting personnel exchanges, information sharing and technological cooperation between both ports. Chen and Chang Kuo-ming, chief secretary of the Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau, signed the sisterhood pact with Kevin T. Lynskey, assistant port director of the Port of Miami.

“We hope to create a win win situation for both sides through the pact,” Chang said.

Kaohsiung and Miami are sister cities.

The Port of Miami is the world’s largest cruise ship port, while Kaohsiung Harbor is a leading container port, which has recently developed itself into a tourism venue. The visit of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado to Kaohsiung last May helped bring about the signing of sisterhood ties between the two ports.