Trans-Pacific Shipping Goes Green with LA, Long Beach, and Shanghai Ports Collaboration

  • October 9, 2023
  • News

The Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Shanghai have come together to announce the first-ever transpacific green shipping corridor that will support zero-carbon emissions vessels and other emissions-reducing programs.

With the announcement, the three ports released their green shipping corridor implementation plan outline which is developed with major support from C40 cities (A collection of 96 cities that contain 25% of the global economy. This implementation plan is an effort to minimize carbon emissions from the world’s populated places.

Gene Seroka, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles stated that the trans-Pacific green corridor will be a new benchmark for the global cooperation needed to expedite the change throughout the maritime industry and emissions reduction will be a major part of the corridor. This new corridor will offer relief to the mid-ocean emissions.

Under the plan, by 2025, the carrier partners will arrange for zero-lifecycle carbon-capable ships on the routes.