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Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping

Ports are the hubs of world trade but also centers of concentrated pollution from ships. Science shows us that the 2020s are the critical decade for climate action and, with ships having an average lifespan of 20-30 years, decarbonization of shipping needs to begin immediately. Read our 9-point playbook to take action.

Letter to LNG Bunkering Summit Speakers

On behalf of the Ports for People campaign to end port and ship pollution and coalition of campaign partners, we strongly urge you to withdraw your speaking commitments, sponsorship and attendance at the LNG Bunkering North American Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 15-17, 2022. In the face of inextricably linked climate, ecological and public health crises, we must stop investing in and supporting fossil fuels and
fossil fuel infrastructure at our ports – including liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering.

November 2022 Letter to Executive Director Mario Cordero

On behalf of our Ports for People campaign to end port and ship pollution, we strongly urge you to withdraw your speaking commitment and attendance for the LNG Bunkering North American Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 17, 2022. In the face of inextricably linked climate, ecological and public health crises, we must stop investing in and supporting fossil fuels and fossil fuel infrastructure – including liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering at the Port of Long Beach.

Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping (CHINESE version)

通过利用港口国权力和经济实力,并与政府合作伙伴和行业利益相关者合作,港口可以在促进本十
年及以后的零排放海运转型方面发挥领导作用。

Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping (SPANISH version)

Nuestro manual de estrategias de 9 puntos desafía a los puertos a tomar medidas ambiciosas en tres líneas de esfuerzo, con un enfoque en compromisos audaces, políticas progresistas y progreso demostrable.

Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping (FRENCH version)

En tirant parti de l’autorité de l’État du port et de son pouvoir économique, et en collaborant avec les partenaires gouvernementaux et les acteurs du secteur, les ports peuvent jouer un rôle de premier plan en tant que catalyseurs de la transition vers un transport maritime à zéro émission au cours de cette décennie et au-delà.

Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping (KOREAN version)

우리의 9포인트 플레이북을 통해 항만이 대담한 약속, 진보적인 정책 및 입증 가능한 진전에 중점을 두며 세 가지 노력 전반에 걸쳐 대담한 조치를 취하도록 요구합니다.

Policy Model: City Zero-Emission Shipping Resolution – Los Angeles City Council

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to adopt Councilmember Nithya Raman’s resolution calling on Los Angeles’ top maritime importers to commit to making all port calls to the San Pedro Port Complex, which includes the Port of Los Angeles, on 100% zero-emissions ships by 2030.

Policy Model: National Zero-Emission Shipping Policy – U.S. Clean Shipping Act 2022

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), along with original co-sponsor Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), introduced H.R. 8336, the Clean Shipping Act of 2022. This bill becomes the first stand-alone legislation to zero out pollution from all ocean shipping companies that do business with the United States.