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Rotterdam and Singapore’s hubs join forces to create the longest green corridor worldwide 

15.08.22

The world’s longest green shipping corridor may soon become true: Singapore
and Rotterdam, two of the biggest bunkering hubs worldwide, have recently
joined forces to realise such an ambitious project.

The corridor won’t be the only great innovation. The Maritime & Port Authority
of Singapore and the Port of Rotterdam also plan to develop a digital corridor
alongside the green one. The cooperation between the two ports aims at
bringing together stakeholders across the supply chain in order to see the first
sustainable vessels sailing already by 2027.
By creating a broad coalition of
shippers, fuel suppliers and other companies, the two ports also wish to create
fertile conditions to work collectively on efficient solutions for alternative fuels
like hydrogen or synthetic methane.
Moreover, this approach could help
optimise maritime efficiency and safety while also encouraging a more
transparent and constant flow of information. Through the digital corridor, in
fact, relevant data as well as important documentation could be easily shared.
The project will be carried out in collaboration with important stakeholders
such as the Global Center for Maritime Decarbonisation among others.
This first step towards a fully green shipping route will hopefully inspire the shipping
industry to kickstart other pilots and trials for a more digitalised and green
industry. Good thing is, things are actually changing: Rotterdam and
Singapore’s project is in fact in good company. Los Angeles and Shanghai have
already committed to creating a green shipping corridor on the world’s busiest
route, while Antwerp and Montreal have agreed to support a green shipping
corridor in the North Atlantic.
All of these projects will help the industry to
enormously increase its sustainability level, therefore hopefully becoming a
virtuous example for many other industries.