Singapore, LA, Long Beach ports ink agreement to establish green, digital shipping corridor
The partnership aims to support the decarbonisation transition for ships and identify digital shipping solutions.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, with the support of C40 Cities, to establish a green and digital shipping corridor between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex.
The new shipping corridor aims to support the transition of the ships to low- and zero-emission fuels by facilitating their supply and adoption and exploring necessary infrastructure and regulations.
Aside from the new shipping corridor, the MoU would identify digital shipping solutions and creates standards and practices for green ports and the bunkering of alternative marine fuels, including sharing experiences at international platforms.
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“The signing of this MoU signals our collective will to pool our resources, technical insights, industry, and research networks to deliver scalable green as well as digital corridor solutions to help the maritime industry attain the 2050 emission reduction targets expected of the International Maritime Organization and help spur the development of green growth opportunities,” said Teo Eng Dih, MPA Chief Executive.