The country’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries explained
that a customised eco-friendly ship conversion plan would be implemented for
each unit based on the type, size and operational characteristics of the
A part of these ships would be converted to run on liquefied
natural gas (LNG), this change would encompass units with a total of over 200
tonnes, while smaller ships would be converted to use electric or hybrid
Additionally, the Ministry said that air pollution reduction
devices, such as diesel particulate filters, would be installed on the vessels
approaching the end of their service life by 2030.
The decision was revealed as part of the country’s
activities to strength domestic and international environmental regulations and
reduce emissions produced by ships and ports.