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Ports of Singapore, LA and Long Beach map out green corridor strategy

Photo: PSA PSA Singapore - Pasir Panjang Terminals 5 and 6 from the air
The ports of Singapore, Los Angeles and Long Beach have set out for their green and digital shipping corridor (GDSC) across the Pacific at COP28.

A partnership strategy was unveiled by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Long Beach, and sets out for key aims for the world’s longest green shipping corridor.

  • The partners in the GDSC coordinate decarbonisation efforts so that ships calling at their ports can achieve zero emissions at the earliest date.
  • Build a consensus on the best green shipping practices.
  • Improve access to and adoption of technology and digital solutions to enhance supply chain efficiency and resilience.
  • Working with stakeholders in other green shipping initiatives including those the three ports are involved with.

The three ports have developed a partnership and governance structure to help achieve the GDSC’s aims.

Along with C40 cities that supports the GDSC as study has been commissioned to analyse trade flows and vessel traffic between the three ports and estimate quantities of green fuels required.

“We have embarked on evaluating the various digital solutions and zero and near-zero fuels options that could be trialled along the route between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay Port Complex,” said Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of MPA,

Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero said. “The strategies we develop here can be used as a roadmap by a larger network of seaports and supply chain companies to invest in programs, technologies, software and infrastructure to decarbonise international trade everywhere.”

Pressure group Pacific Environment applauded the commitments by the three ports.

“We appreciate the publication of key corridor objectives and success indicators, and emphasis on governance and definite roles and responsibilities for the ports, industry, community and stakeholders, which could help drive concrete action on the corridor and facilitate the involvement of new and existing partners. We look forward to working with these stakeholders to further accelerate their ambition and supporting them towards their goal of zero-emission shipping,” said Abigail Goh Singapore Climate Specialist, Pacific Environment.