Singapore, Los Angeles and Long Beach to establish green and digital corridor

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Port of Los Angeles (POLA), and Port of Long Beach (POLB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a green and digital shipping corridor between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex.

The green and digital shipping corridor aims to support the transition to low- and zero-emission fuels by ships calling at Singapore and the two western US ports. The parties will work to facilitate the supply and adoption of these fuels and explore the necessary infrastructure and regulations required for bunkering.

In addition to identifying and collaborating on pilot and demonstration projects, the MoU aims to identify digital systems and develop standards and best practices to support green port development and the bunkering of alternative marine fuels, including sharing experiences at international platforms such as IMO.

The three ports will work with C40 Cities on the project, a facilitator of green and digital shipping corridor initiatives that provides support to the cities, ports, and corridor partners involved in these projects.

“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, Chief Executive of MPA.

The MoU follows from an earlier announcement in November 2022 from the parties declaring their intention to begin talks on establishing such a corridor.

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