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Singapore, Rotterdam Partner Up to Build ‘World’s Longest Green and Digital Corridor’

Singapore and Rotterdam joined forces to launch the longest green and digital corridor in the world, paving the way for lower carbon shipping using sustainable vessels by 2027, according to a press release from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Aug. 2.

Together with Port of Rotterdam CEO Allard Castelein, MPA CEO Quah Ley Hoon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre alongside the biennial World Cities Summit.

The MoU aims to increase maritime safety and supply chain transparency through digitalisation, as well as to promote efficiency in electronic documentation, provide seamless transport, and optimise shipping arrival time.

Port authorities will “collectively work” on partnering with global shipping companies and fuel suppliers to better understand the key challenges of alternative fuels for sustainable shipping. The signing also addressed some issues regarding the project including its costs, availability, safety, and limited range due to reduced energy density compared to fossil fuels.

This joint effort between two of the largest bunkering ports in the world – Singapore and Rotterdam – bridges a significant connection from port to port in Asia and Europe. Both ports recorded high trade demand for traditional maritime fuels, including HSFO, MGO, low sulphur fuels, and other future and sustainable alternatives.

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