Korean Yard Builds Sail Cargo Ship for Marshall Islands

A small yard in Geoje, South Korea has launched a modern update of a motor-sail cargo vessel for the Marshall Islands’ government shipping company, building on an idea trialed with economical sailing vessels like the SV Kwai

The future Juren AE is a 300-ton coastal freighter designed for the South Pacific inter-island trade. It was commissioned by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and designed by a team from Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences, Kostec, and Asia Shipbuilding Co., a small yard based in the Korean shipbuilding hub of Geoje. 

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