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Korean ports to offer alternative maritime power

Korean ports to offer alternative maritime power

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South Korea’s main ports are introducing alternative maritime power (AMP) for ships at berth. The systems will be installed at Busan, Ulsan, Gwangyang and Incheon.

“Green port policies are becoming important in port authorities around the world,” an Incheon Port Authority official told local media, adding: “It is also one of the core elements to strengthen our port authorities’ global competitiveness.”

The world’s first AMP system was introduced in Los Angeles 13 years ago.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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