Korea Ocean Business Corporation to Support 10 Shipping Companies

The state-run Korea Ocean Business Corporation (KOBC) said it will offer support to 10 small and medium shipping lines as part of its effort to revive the country's maritime transportation sector, with so-called sale and lease back (S&LB) assistance to be provided.

KOBC aims to provide different services to rebuild shipping industry, including management of trade, support for replacement with eco-friendly ships and financial work for shipping terminals.

Ships owned by such companies as Daebo International Shipping, Dong-A Tanker, DM Shipping and seven others will benefit from the support measure that will involve some 74 billion won (US$66.2 million) being used to take over 10 vessels.