The Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) and the Port of Himeji signed an MoU to support cooperation and knowledge exchange between the two ports on renewable energy and net zero carbon emission initiatives.
he Port of Himeji, located in the western part of Japan, has strong trade relationships with Western Australia, importing LNG, iron ore, oil, and salt from Pilbara ports.
While in Japan, a delegation from the PPA will tour the Harima coastal area to learn about its carbon neutral port plan.
This MOU further strengthens the Sister State relationship established between WA and Hyogo Prefecture in 1981.
The Pilbara has enormous growth potential in renewable hydrogen, ammonia and critical minerals – and this initiative today will help us to work with our Japanese trading partners to drive local jobs in the region
Premier Mark McGowan stated.
Moreover, Ports Minister Rita Saffioti, added that “with the Port of Himeji one of the largest importers of LNG exported from PPA ports, an opportunity was identified to explore port infrastructure and initiatives to support decarbonisation.”
The McGowan Government is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, with PPA well positioned to provide renewable energy exports to not only Australia, but across the world