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20 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:00 GMT+2

June 26, 2019

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Project pilot in South Korea in order to supply electric power from the terrestrial net to the ships in the ports

Next 1° January with systems on eight docks will be started, that they will go up to 40 within the end of 2021

Today the South Korean Ministry of the marine Activities and the peach has signed with the Harbour Authorities of the ports of Busan, Incheon and Gwangyang and with some companies of navigation and terminal operator a memorandum of understanding in order to put into effect a project pilot face to the reduction of the polluting emissions in the ports. The project previews that the ships moored to the harbour docks spegnano own engines and receives electric power from the net terrestrial electrical worker.

The agreement, that it will take effect next 1° January and it will have a duration two-year-old, is signed by the five companies of navigation LYG Ferry Co., MSC Korea, Maersk Line, Hyundai Glovis and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and from the three terminaliste societies Gwangyang West Container Terminal Co., PSA Hyundai Pusan New Terminal (HPNT) and Hanjin Busan Newport Co.

The Ministry has started already in August the 2018 installation on eight docks of the three ports that have undersigned the agreement of systems of "cold ironing" for the supply of electric power to the ships. The program will continue in order to install these systems on a total of 40 docks of 12 national ports within the end of 2021.

HMM, that signer of the agreement is the main company of South Korean navigation, previews that in 2020 it will participate to the project with 50 endowed ships of system of connection to the system of cold ironing to earth, while in the next year the ships of the fleet to being able will be about 70 to use the electric power of the terrestrial net.

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