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File #: 22-0699    Version: 1 Name: CAEC/CD2 - Support for Green Shipping
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/13/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Title: Recommendation to inform the Harbor Department of the following City Council recommendations and requested actions and coordinate with them as necessary to explore discussions with another major international port city with the intentions of creating a green shipping corridor similar to the one in development between the Ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai, including exploring joining the Los Angeles/Shanghai clean shipping corridor as a partner; Add support for legislation or administrative action to rapidly decarbonize the maritime shipping industry and to create green shipping corridors along the California coast, the West Coast of the United States, and across the trans-Pacific trade route to the City’s 2022-2023 State and Federal Legislative Agendas; Request City Attorney to draft resolution calling on top maritime importers to Long Beach to adopt existing emissions-reducing technologies and take steps towards making port calls to the San Pedro Port Complex on zero-carbon ships by...
Sponsors: COUNCILWOMAN CINDY ALLEN, SECOND DISTRICT, CHAIR, Climate Action and Environmental Committee
Attachments: 1. 062122-R-30sr&att
TITLE
Recommendation to inform the Harbor Department of the following City Council recommendations and requested actions and coordinate with them as necessary to explore discussions with another major international port city with the intentions of creating a green shipping corridor similar to the one in development between the Ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai, including exploring joining the Los Angeles/Shanghai clean shipping corridor as a partner;

Add support for legislation or administrative action to rapidly decarbonize the maritime shipping industry and to create green shipping corridors along the California coast, the West Coast of the United States, and across the trans-Pacific trade route to the City’s 2022-2023 State and Federal Legislative Agendas;

Request City Attorney to draft resolution calling on top maritime importers to Long Beach to adopt existing emissions-reducing technologies and take steps towards making port calls to the San Pedro Port Complex on zero-carbon ships by 2030; and

Pursue all the above items with a focus on incentives and provide input on incentive types.

DISCUSSION
On April 22, 2022, the Climate Action and Environmental Committee (CAEC) discussed green shipping and heard from advocates and members of the public. The CAEC also heard from Harbor Department staff about the current and future activities of the Port of Long Beach and regulatory actions by the State of California to decrease pollution from shipping activities.

The CAEC indicated support for green shipping efforts including the establishment of green shipping corridors with partner ports, legislative and administrative actions to rapidly decarbonize the maritime shipping industry, adding these items to the City’s legislative agendas, and for a resolution that would call on maritime importers to take steps towards using zero-carbon ships at the San Pedro Port Complex by 2030. This resolution should be based on the Ship it Zero campaign’s resolution and largely m...

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