Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Mato Frankovic with his associates is having an official visit to the United States. As part of the tour through Port of Los Angeles, located in the San Pedro bay, Mayor Frankovic held a meeting with the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal Director Octavio Sanchez. The terminal is known as the World Cruise Center and is managed by Ports America, the largest individual port operator in the United States with up to 42 ports in its portfolio.
Director Sanchez explained the way of working and supplying a cruise terminal with an emphasis on innovations. In order to reduce the emission of exhaust gases, the system of supply of cruise ships with electricity has been introduced. After approaching the port, boats have the obligation to disconnect the engines and connect to the harbor electricity system, which is surely an example in which Port of Dubrovnik should go.
Sanchez expressed his willingness to help the City of Dubrovnik with his expertise and experience in the form of advice and instructions related to future projects to be developed in the Port of Dubrovnik.
During their visit, Mayor Frankovic accompanied by his associates Marko Potrebica, Zrinka Raguz and Marijeta Hladilo, visited the Los Angeles City Hall. On that occasion, a work meeting was held with the Los Angeles City councilor Joe Buscain, who as the chairman of the City of Commerce and Tourism Committee and the vice president of the Economic Development Committee is responsible for investments in the port area, especially for investments in the cruise terminal.