MPA Singapore, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and C40 Cities have begun discussions to establish a green and digital shipping corridor between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex.
he corridor will focus on low and zero carbon fuels for bunkering, as well as digital tools to support deployment of low and zero carbon ships.
This collaborative effort was announced as part of the Green Shipping Challenge launched during the World Leaders’ Summit at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime supply chain is essential, and this trans-Pacific partnership will help us build a network of ports and key stakeholders to help decarbonize goods movement throughout the Pacific region
said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.
The three ports and C40 Cities will work closely with other stakeholders in the maritime and energy value chains to accelerate the deployment of low and zero carbon emission solutions, identify digital shipping programs, and develop green fuel sources for bunkering to support efficient cargo movement.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the green and digital shipping corridor aims to catalyze investment in green infrastructure, including zero-carbon energy hubs linked to port and shipping demand.
Through this corridor, we hope to support the long-term objective of decarbonizing global supply chains, complementing efforts undertaken by the industry and the International Maritime Organization to drive the decarbonization and digitalization transition for international shipping
Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of MPA, added.
What is more, C40 Executive Director Mark Watts, explained that “this initiative has the potential to serve a range of carriers and routes by reimagining infrastructure designs and operational best practices, and advancing the feasibility of zero-carbon fuel production, supply, storage and bunkering.”