Ports of Shanghai and Los Angeles Join Forces to Create Trans-Pacific Green Maritime Corridor

The ports of Shanghai and Los Angeles have announced a partnership aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the creation of a “green corridor” that will connect these two major port cities.

The two ports, along with C40 Cities, a network of nearly 100 mayors from the world’s major cities who are cooperating to tackle the climate crisis, and other industry partners, including shipping lines and ship owners freight in China and the United States, have committed to provide a “Green Corridor” implementation plan by the end of the year, which will provide an overview of how they will continue to decarbonize this maritime corridor key.

Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities: “There is an urgent need to accelerate efforts to decarbonize the shipping sector if we are to limit global warming to 1.5°C. By convening international coalitions of the willing and creating a scalable and replicable model for other cities to follow. , we hope this groundbreaking Green Maritime Corridor initiative will catalyze action globally. »

The City of Shanghai, the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Shanghai (via the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission), the Port of Los Angeles and C40 Cities initiated this Green Shipping Corridor partnership. Participating partners include some of the largest container shipping players such as Maersk, CMA CGM, Shanghai International Ports Group (SIPG) and COSCO.

Source: container-news.com