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Port Authorities join forces in climate action program

Port of Los Angeles

The port authorities of
Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam
are joining forces to fight global warming.

the World Ports Climate Action Program, the parties will be working
together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.

“The Paris Agreement has set a clear
target: we need to limit global warming to well below 2°C. It is vital in this
context to reduce the emissions generated by maritime transport. As critical
hubs in the global maritime transport network, I am convinced that ports can
make a significant contribution,” 
Allard Castelein, President &
Chief Executive Officer at Port of Rotterdam, said.
“I am pleased to see that international
port authorities have taken on a leading role in this area, committing to
collaborative projects that can further advance the decarbonization of the
maritime transport sector.”
World Ports Climate Action Program focuses on increasing efficiency of supply
chains using digital tools; advancing common and ambitious (public) policy
approaches aimed at reducing emissions within larger geographic areas; and
accelerating development of in-port renewable power-2-ship solutions and other
zero emission solutions.
focuses include accelerating the development of commercially viable sustainable
low-carbon fuels for maritime transport and infrastructure for electrification
of ship propulsion systems and accelerating efforts to fully decarbonize
cargo-handling facilities in the ports.
Port Authority organisations are calling upon the shipping industry and other
ports to join the commitment to deliver on the Paris Agreement. They are also
asking governments and regulators to adopt global – or, at the very least,
international – policies for CO2 pricing and provide funding support to
relevant R&D and pilot projects.
World Maritime News

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