Shipping Firm HMM Deploys New Carbon Capture System On Vessels


HMM officials pose during the commemorative ceremony to deploy its new eco-friendly technology at Mokpo, South Jeolla, on Monday.

 New proprietary technology

HMM, Korea’s largest container shipper, deployed new proprietary technology in the voyage of 2,200 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emitted during ship operations.

During the voyage, HMM will monitor the gas reduction and its impact on the vessels.

To develop the technology, HMM signed a research agreement last April with Samsung Heavy Industries, the Korean Register and a domestic eco-friendly equipment manufacturer, Panasia.

The move is part of HMM’s effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, along with ordering methanol-powered container ships, utilizing biofuels and improving hull efficiency and navigation technologies.

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Source: Koreajoongang