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NWSA, Busan Port Authority collaborate on decarbonisation initiative

On 7 November, Northwest Seaport Alliance announced its newest decarbonisation effort and partnership with Busan Port Authority, as part of the Green Shipping Challenge at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a marine cargo operating partnership of the US port of Seattle and Tacoma, announced a partnership with the Republic of Korea, the Busan Port Authority and the United States government to study the feasibility of creating a green cargo corridor between NWSA and the Busan Port Authority's cargo gates.

Green Shipping Challenge is a new initiative of the United States and Norway, which according to the Northwest Seaport Alliance aims to highlight global actions and concrete measures taken to decarbonise the international shipping industry.

Over the next year, this study is expected to include experts from three US national laboratories, the Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, and staff from both freight gateways, who will explore the creation of this green corridor, including potential sources of alternative ship fuels, as well as existing and potential future fueling infrastructure

"Ports operate in a global network and partnerships, such as the one between The Northwest Seaport Alliance and the Busan Port Authority, will be critical to driving decarbonization efforts across the globe," commented Managing member of NWSA, Sam Cho.

The Prime Ministers of Norway, Spain and the Climate Envoys of South Korea, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and South Korea, among many others, participated in the launch of the Green Shipping Challenge Initiative.

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