362.3 billion won will be invested in the supply of eco-friendly ships this year

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Minister Cho Seung-hwan) established the ‘2023 Eco-Friendly Shipping Supply Action Plan’ in accordance with the ‘1st Basic Plan for the Development and Supply of Eco-Friendly Shipping (2021-2030)’ and’ to publish. on the 30th.

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries established the ‘1st Basic Plan for the Development and Distribution of Eco-Friendly Ships’ in 2020 to promote the development and supply of eco-friendly ships, and prepares an action plan every year. This year, the government, local governments, and public organizations plan to inject about KRW 362.3 billion to supply eco-friendly ships.

First, in the public sector, a total of 46 ships, including 30 hybrid propulsion ships and 7 LNG propulsion ships, were built as eco-friendly propulsion ships with a budget of about KRW 311.9 billion, and eco-friendly facilities such as air pollutant were installed reduction devices (DPF, Diesel Particulate Filter) in ships 20. Actively promote the introduction of eco-friendly ships. Through this, it is possible to promote new technical support such as standardized ship design optimized for each type of ship and eco-friendly technology, which is expected to have effects such as reducing the construction budget and shortening the required period.

In addition, the introduction of eco-friendly ships in the private sector will continue to be supported. In the case of building eco-friendly ships, subsidies of up to 10-30% of the price of the ship are provided, and subsidies and interest costs for eco-friendly facilities are partially compensated.

It will also widen the basis for the supply of environmentally friendly fuels such as LNG and electricity. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries plans to develop technology and safety standards that can support LNG bunkers and cargo loading at the same time through a new technology development project, and promote a demonstration for the road spread of electric vehicles equipped with a mobile power supply system. It also plans to build onshore power supply facilities at Ulsan Port and Yeosu Gwangyang Port so hybrid ships can be charged with electricity.

In addition, a system will be prepared to expand the subject of the ‘National Eco-friendly Ship Certification System’ from ships to equipment, and new technology performance and safety standards will be enacted and international standardization strategies will be established to support domestic companies’ access to the global market.

In addition, in order to cultivate eco-friendly ship experts, it is decided to produce experience-type equipment that combines educational programs and virtual reality (VR), and to continue developing safety standards and digital monitoring technology on land for the actual operation of hydrogen small -powered ships.

Hong Jong-wook, head of the Maritime Safety Office of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said, “Since decarbonization in the shipping sector is an international trend, we will actively promote this action plan to effectively spread environmentally friendly shipping.”

More information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

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