Two largest bunkering ports in the world is partnering to launch the world’s longest green corridor for shipping.
Between two major ports
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MOU for the world’s longest green corridor for shipping will achieve the first sustainable vessels sailing on the rout by 2027. Moreover, for this to happen shippers, fuel suppliers and industry leaders will work toward transitioning low and zero carbon alternative fuels. These include hydrogen, synthetic methane, hydrogen based fuels such as ammonia and methanol.
More goals through MOU
The MOU also aims to optimize safety, marine efficiency and transparent floe of good by creating digital trade lanes. For instance, relevant data and electronic documentation will be shared through the digital trade lane. Also this will facilitate the movement of cargo and vessels and optimize just in time arrival of vessels.
Both port authorities will be working with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero-Carbon Shipping and the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation. The authorities will also be working with other industry parterns including CMA CGM, Maersk, MSC, BP, Digital Container Shipping Association, Ocean Network Express (ONE), and Shell for a starters and PSA International.
At the UN’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in last year, a coalition of countries launched the Clydebank Declaration. Which is an agreement to establish at least six green corridors by 2025 and more green corridors by 2030.
Los Angeles and Shanghai partnership
The world’s longest green corridor for shipping is not the first shipping corridor to be formed. Ports of Log Angeles and Shanghai signed green corridor partnership earlier this year. The partnership aim to phase in low, ultra low and zero carbon fuel ships during 2020s. They also planned the world’s first zero carbon trans-Pacific container ships to be introduced by 2030.