Enhancing U.S.-China Collaboration For Low-Carbon Shipping

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  • Representatives from global shipping and logistics sectors, along with technology developers, recently convened at the U.S.-China Green Port and Low-Carbon meeting in Long Beach, Southern California.
  • The focus of the gathering was to strengthen port cooperation between the United States and China, emphasizing joint efforts to reduce carbon emissions and foster sustainable port operations.
  • The meeting explored opportunities for collaboration between Southern California’s Port of Long Beach and China’s Shenzhen, with discussions on sister-port initiatives, green port construction, and low-carbon shipping.

Exploring Collaboration

Over 60 companies participated in the meeting, reflecting a diverse range of stakeholders, including shipping companies, logistics firms, zero-emission technology developers, and original equipment manufacturers. The Port of Long Beach, a vital gateway for China-U.S. trade, and the Port of Shenzhen, a key technological hub, were at the center of discussions. The potential for collaboration in green port initiatives and low-carbon shipping was a focal point, recognizing the significance of these efforts in both countries.

Shared Goals for Green Development

Peng Jing, commercial counselor of the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles, highlighted the importance of cooperation in new energy technology innovation and clean energy industry chains. She emphasized the potential for a win-win model in green energy and low-carbon transformation. The Port of Long Beach expressed pride in its collaboration with the U.S.-China exchange program and shared its commitment to sustainability through emissions reduction.

Commitment to Green Initiatives

Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, expressed excitement about discussions with Chinese partners regarding sustainability and emissions reduction. Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer of South Coast Air Quality Management District, emphasized the responsibility to deploy new technologies for zero emissions while ensuring they meet market needs. Neville Lam, Commercial Director of Hutchison Ports Yantian, shared the port’s commitment to a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions per TEU by 2030 and its long-term goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

Looking Ahead

The meeting showcased the commitment of both countries to green and low-carbon development, recognizing the demand in the U.S. market and the advantages of Chinese products. The discussions centered on fostering communication, deepening practical cooperation, and jointly promoting the green development of the China-U.S. shipping and logistics industries.

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Source: English News