Rotterdam and Singapore have agreed to develop the world’s longest green shipping corridor for low and zero-carbon shipping.

The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Port of Rotterdam signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the green and digital corridor on the sidelines of the biennial World Cities Summit in Singapore.

The aim is to bring together stakeholders across the supply chain to realise the first sustainable vessels sailing on the route by 2027, the partners said at the signing by MPA chief executive Quah Ley Hoon and Allard Castelein, chief executive of the Port of Rotterdam.