The Port of Los Angeles and the Japanese ports of Tokyo & Yokohama have signed an agreement to set up ecological sea corridors along their trade routes.
The agreement at the California-Japan Clean Energy Trade Mission in Tokyo aims to define new synergies on environmental sustainability.
“The Port of Los Angeles is our long-time partner in Japan, and the work to decarbonize shipping is very important for both ports,” said Shinya Hitomi, CEO of Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corp. “This agreement is a significant step forward as we work toward a common goal.”
According to Port of Los Angeles executive director, Gene Seroka, “’Global cooperation is critical if we are to make meaningful progress towards a cleaner and more sustainable maritime industry.” He said he was thrilled to be in Japan working with their long-standing partners at the ports of Tokyo and Yokohama.
Translation by Giles Foster