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Ship It Zero Resolution Passes Long Beach City Council 
June 22, 2022 — Long Beach City Councilmember Cindy Allen introduced the resolution on Earth Day, calling on Long Beach’s top maritime importers to commit to making all port calls to the San Pedro Port Complex, which includes the Port of Long Beach, on 100% zero-emissions ships by 2030.
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Target Annual General Meeting Ends Abruptly, Port Residents’ Questions on Maritime Pollution Go Unanswered
June 8, 2022 — With 15 minutes left in the meeting, Target ended the call – leaving unanswered questions for port residents.
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Ship It Zero Coalition to CMA CGM: time to set sail on zero-emissions ships is now
June 6, 2022 — CMA-CGM, top ocean shipping supplier for Walmart, announced that it has ordered six ships with dual-fuel methanol engines as part of its climate strategy.
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Ahead of the Global Fossil Gas Bunkering Summit, groups pan the use of fossil fuels
May 3, 2022 — Ship It Zero campaigns says the time to get off of dirty fossil fuels starts now
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On Earth Day, activists in 3 West Coast cities protest Target’s role in climate change
April 22, 2022 — Events in Long Beach, Seattle, Bellingham highlight retail giant’s outsized role in ocean shipping pollution, impacts on decreasing life expectancy of West Coast port communities. The Ship It Zero coalition also welcomes U.S. President Biden’s pledge on green shipping corridors.
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Ahead of Biden visit, climate advocates call for Seattle-Busan green shipping corridor
April 20, 2022 — Ship It Zero coalition demands retail companies, government leaders, port authorities work together on zero-emissions ocean shipping.
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Pacific Environment Calls on Biden Administration for a Zero Emission Ship Standard, Protection for Port Communities
March 4, 2022 — On March 1, President Biden mentioned port modernization and environmental justice in his State of the Union address, saying “We’ll create good jobs for millions of Americans, modernizing roads, airports, ports, and waterways all across America."
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Ship It Zero Campaign to Walmart: Protecting Oceans Requires Zero Emissions Shipping
February 22, 2022 — Walmart Senior Vice President for Sustainability Jane Ewing will be a keynote speaker at the  9th annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week taking place from March 1–4, 2022. Climate advocates with the Ship It Zero campaign are calling on Walmart to stop ignoring its massive ocean and climate pollution problem, as the company touts its narrow focus on overfishing.
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New Clean Cargo Ship Signals Continued Technology Availability
February 10, 2022 — Ship It Zero Coalition Calls on Walmart, Target, Amazon and IKEA to Move their Business to Carriers that Offer Zero Emission Solutions 
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Advocates Welcome Ports of Los Angeles, Shanghai Announcement of First Transpacific Green Shipping Corridor Commitment
February 1, 2022 — Ship It Zero Coalition and allies urge that shipping corridors cannot have any fossil fuels
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Maersk to Test Electric Charging Stations for Ports, Reducing Emissions From Fossil-fueled Ocean Cargo Ships by 5 Million Tons a Year Overall
January 26, 2022 — The Ship it Zero coalition applauded Maersk’s announcement to move towards zero-emissions shipping and called on other major shipping companies, like CMA-CGM, MSc, Cosco, Evergreen, and Yang Ming to follow its lead and continue building on this horizon of hope for our shared future.
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Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Adopts Ship It Zero Resolution
January 13, 2022 — The Los Angeles area receives 40% of all containerized cargo imports to the United States coming through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, making the surrounding communities – which are primarily communities of color – particularly vulnerable to harmful pollutants.
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Maersk Accelerates Ocean Shipping Climate Ambitions by Decade Aims to Halve Climate Emissions by 2030 and Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2040
January 12, 2022 — Major shipping corporation Maersk has announced plans to achieve net zero climate emissions in its business by 2040, a decade earlier than the company’s initial climate commitment made just four years ago.
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Minneapolis Council Members to Call on Target Corporation to Transition to Clean Ocean Cargo Ships
December 15, 2021 — Minneapolis Council VP Andrea Jenkins, Council member-elect Robin Wonsley Warlobah, Council member-elect Aisha Chughtai, and the Faith Community will join the Ship It Zero coalition in calling on Target to end its contributions to the nation’s port pollution crisis and transition to zero emissions ocean cargo ships by 2030 at a press conference in MN.
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Groundbreaking new research uncovers close ties between polluting cargo carriers, major U.S. retailers
November 29, 2021 — New research released by Ship It Zero coalition members takes an in-depth look at four major retail companies that import goods into the United States — Walmart, Target, Amazon, and IKEA — and maps their often-hidden relationships with the fossil-fueled cargo carriers they hire to transport their goods.
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L.A. City Council adopts Councilmember Raman’s resolution calling for transition to 100% zero-emission shipping at port of Los Angeles by 2030
November 9, 2021 — The resolution also requires support for legislation or administrative action to rapidly decarbonize the maritime shipping industry and to create zero-emission shipping corridors along the California coast, the West Coast of the United States, and across the trans-Pacific trade route. 
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COP26: Ship It Zero coalition welcomes Amazon participation in First Movers Coalition
November 4, 2021 — Ship It Zero said the First Movers Coalition has potential, particularly since it sets targets for action this decade, by 2030. 
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Climate Advocates: Big Retail Fossil-Free Shipping Commitment Historic, But Too Weak
October 19, 2021 — Global retail giants including Amazon and IKEA today announced a landmark commitment to move their products off of fossil-fueled maritime cargo ships by 2040, but environmental organizations with the Ship It Zero coalition say the commitment is too weak to address the urgent climate and public health crises tied to the ocean shipping sector.
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Maersk correct to reject fossil gas in ocean shipping’s clean energy transition
October 15, 2021 — Ship It Zero defends Maersk’s commitment to move away from all oil and gas products for maritime fuel
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Walmart, Target Must Take Accountability for Spiking Port Pollution in Los Angeles, Long Beach
October 14, 2021 — The Ship It Zero Coalition calls on the Biden-Harris administration, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s and other retailers to share in detail with the public what actions they are taking to end air pollution from this surge in imports.
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Klimaatactivisten stellen IKEA’s scheepsvervuilingsprobleem aan de kaak bij wereldhoofdkantoor
October 7, 2021 — De Ship It Zero-coalitie wijst op de groeiende vraag van consumenten naar vrachtvervoer zonder schadelijke uitstoot
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Climate advocates call out IKEA’s ship pollution problem at global headquarters
October 7, 2021 — Ship It Zero coalition rally highlights growing consumer demand for zero-emissions cargo shipping
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COUNCILMEMBER RAMAN INTRODUCES RESOLUTION CALLING FOR TRANSITION TO 100% ZERO EMISSION SHIPPING AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES BY 2030
October 5, 2021 — COUNCILMEMBER RAMAN INTRODUCES RESOLUTION CALLING FOR TRANSITION TO 100% ZERO EMISSION SHIPPING AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES BY 2030.
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Long Beach Community Calls on Amazon, Port Leadership to End Ship Pollution
August 31, 2021 — Climate and Environmental Justice Groups, Mothers, Students, and Youth push Amazon to Abandon Fossil Fuel Ships and Commit to 100% Zero-Emissions Ships in Port by 2030.
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Ship It Zero coalition applauds Mammut’s zero-emissions shipping commitment
August 17, 2021 — Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific Environment applaud Swiss outdoor gear brand Mammut’s new industry-leading climate commitment. The commitment "sets the bar in the fashion industry for a rapid and necessary transition to zero-emissions maritime shipping."
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Major Retailers Linked to Polluting Shipping Practices that Harm Public Health and Climate
July 20, 2021 — Report is first to use previously inaccessible cargo and supply chain data, finds fifteen companies responsible for as much sulfur oxide, nitrous oxide, and particulate matter pollution as tens of millions of vehicles and the climate pollution equivalent to 1.5 million homes.
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