Development Of Green Corridor Between Rotterdam and Singapore

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The Port of Rotterdam is considering building a green corridor with Singapore, says an article published in Seatrade Maritime News.

Link largest port in Europe 

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, recently stated on The Maritime Podcast that a very efficient green corridor from a point-to-point perspective might be established between Rotterdam and Singapore.

The proposed green corridor would connect Europe’s largest port with Southeast Asia’s second-largest container transhipment centre, both important nodes in the Asia-Europe container trade. 

Rotterdam wants to partner with ports to build corridors where maritime companies may test zero-carbon fuels using shared infrastructure, technology, regulation, and operational and safety norms.

Exciting opportunity

“One of the exciting ideas that we have is to create a green corridor between Singapore and Rotterdam, for particular cargo with particular front runners. And I’m very excited about that opportunity.”

Developed infrastructure and regulations

The Netherlands was one of the first 19 signatories to the Clydebank Declaration, which was launched at COP26 in November last year and aims to speed up the development of green corridors. 

Singapore and Rotterdam have already created infrastructure and legislation for the bunkering of ships with LNG and biofuels, and are working on alternative green fuels such as ammonia.

Agreement Signed

Last month, Gasunie, HES International (HES), and Vopak signed an agreement in the Port of Rotterdam to establish an import terminal for green ammonia as a hydrogen carrier. 

Ammonia could be utilised as a carbon-free shipping fuel.

 The Singapore Maritime & Port Authority and bulk port operator Jurong Port seeks to have ammonia-operated ships in service by 2025.

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Source: SeatradeMaritimeNews

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