Rotterdam-Singapore deal to create ‘world’s longest’ green & digital shipping corridor


To accelerate the push towards zero carbon shipping, a deal has been signed between the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority to establish the world’s longest green and digital corridor.

Affirmed through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today, 3rd August, the agreement aims to realise the first sustainable vessels sailing on the route by 2027. 

As two of the largest bunkering ports in the world, Singapore and Rotterdam are considered essential links on the Asian-European shipping lanes. 

By switching to alternative fuels such as biogas, synthetic methane, hydrogen, and hydrogen-based fuels including ammonia and methanol – some of which are in various stages of R&D for future trials and deployment – port authorities could collectively decarbonise the industry. 

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