May 22, 2024
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Port of Hueneme to create green auto shipping corridors with Asian ports

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The Port of Hueneme has become the first U.S. port authority to sign agreements to create green automotive shipping corridors with ports and terminals in Japan and South Korea, it was announced May 2.

“The partnerships we have with Japan and South Korea will help mutually grow commercial relationships with existing port clients and allow for a dynamic effort to make a difference around the globe with green shipping and development practices,” Kristin Decas, Port of Hueneme CEO and director, said in a press release.

The pacts stem from a recent 10-day economic and green corridor trade mission by Port of Hueneme officials to the two Asian countries.

The Port of Hueneme signed agreements to create green automotive shipping corridors between it and the Port of Yokohama in Japan and the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Pyeongtaek International Ro-Ro automotive terminal in the Port of Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

The accords will help promote cooperation and collaboration regarding environmentally sustainable port development initiatives and automotive logistics with the aim of transitioning to a zero-emission future, according to the release.