“These are two leaders in environmental port policies agreeing to work together to make their ports the ‘greenest’ in the world,” said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, who was in Shenzhen on a trade mission with members of the Port of Long Beach’s Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Long Beach, part of the world’s fifth busiest container cargo port complex, has pioneered environmental stewardship with its landmark Green Port Policy. YICT – part of the world’s fourth busiest port complex – has also enacted trail-blazing environmental policies and programmes.
“As a world-class port, we recognise our social responsibility and the importance of safeguarding the environment,” said Kenneth Tse, YICT director and general manager. “By working closely with the ‘green’ Port of Long Beach, we can both implement better long-term, sustainable strategies to ensure environmental protection in all our commercial activities.”