A research and design (R&D) plan by NYK and Oshima Shipbuilding to fuel a post-panamax bulk carrier with liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been approved by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
The R&D plan will be carried out from April 2018 to March 2022. It aims to help post-panamax carriers achieve greater reductions in the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) by enabling them to consume LNG as a bunker fuel.
The plan will explore ways to minimise the loss of cargo space on post-panamax carriers by optimising LNG fuel tank and accommodation arrangement.
It will also seek to reduce the construction period of LNG-fuelled vessels by 20% through the optimisation of a newbuilding’s outfitting and piping design.
“To date, the NYK Group has promoted the practical use of LNG as an environment-friendly fuel by constructing and operating the world’s first LNG-fueled car carrier and the world’s first purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel, as well as developing an LNG-fuel sales business,” says NYK.
“Based on its accumulated expertise, the NYK Group will work with its partners to contribute to the use of LNG in the maritime industry for a sustainable society.”
Photo credit: NYK
Published: 29 March, 2018
Firm hopes to leverage partnership in Greece as a springboard to expand into neighbouring and overseas markets including Europe and China, says Robin Van Elderen, Regional Head Bunkers, Europe, Sing Fuels.
Singapore can help less developed countries in SouthEast Asia through ‘piloting and scaling fuels and technology as well as a leading hub for green finance’, said DNV Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.
Octamar™ Ultra HF, Octamar™ Complete, and Octamar™ F35C were found to have improved the fuel economy while reducing exhaust gas and other emissions of marine engines in a series of trials, states report.
Disposal of evidence has resulted in Singapore not being able to provide full details to the United Nationals Panel of Experts which sought information regarding the case, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
‘We are proud to be amongst the first to show the successful steps taken by Singapore’s bunkering ecosystem to remain forward thinking and relevant,’ Choong Sheen Mao, Director of EMF, tells Manifold Times.
‘With the launch of a common data infrastructure, Kenoil aims to continue achieving an end to end visibility and transparency on the bunker data supply chain,’ states Kenoil Managing Director.