PUBLISHER: Container News (www.container-news.com)
The busiest container port in the world and the busiest one in the United States, Shanghai and Los Angeles, have announced a partnership aiming to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the creation of a “green corridor” that will connect these two major port cities.
The two ports, together with C40 Cities, a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities who are cooperating to confront the climate crisis, and other industry partners, including shipping lines, and cargo owners in China and the United States, have committed to deliver an implementation plan for the “green corridor” by the end of the year that will provide an outline for how they will continue to decarbonise this key maritime shipping corridor.
“Accelerating efforts to decarbonise the shipping sector is urgent if we are to limit global heating 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 ground-breaking green shipping corridor initiative will catalyse action on a global scale,” commented Mark Watts, executive director of C40 Cities.