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S. Korea to hasten greenhouse gas emission reduction from pre-2013 ships
South Korea will hasten efforts to cut the greenhouse gas emissions es from ships built before 2013 in line with new environmental regulations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Ships built before 2013 are by required the IMO to reduce emissions by 20 percent by reducing power output and installing energy efficiency equipment.
The ships need to meet the regulation before the 2023 examinations.
Previous restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from ships were applied to those built after January 2013, under the organization's vision to cut the emissions by half by 2050 for those tallied in 2008.
South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said they plan to take the situation as an opportunity to become a leader in the global eco-friendly ship industry.
The ministry added its plans to come up with measures to help South Korean ships better prepare for the new IMO regulations.