Samsung and KSS Line to develop hydrogen and ammonia seaborne trades together

Samsung C&T Corp, the construction and trading arm of South Korea’s Samsung Group, is teaming with compatriot shipping firm KSS Line is develop a fleet of hydrogen and ammonia carriers.

KSS Line is the country’s only owner with current experience of shipping ammonia.

The two parties will work to source hydrogen and ammonia overseas and bring it back to South Korea where Seoul has indicated the two energy forms will be an important part of the nation’s energy mix in the coming decades.

South Korean shipyards are busy bringing a host of hydrogen and ammonia carrier designs to market.

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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