Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) on Wednesday (13 May) said Japan’s first liquid natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel (LBV) was successfully launched at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
The LBV is scheduled to be delivered at the end of September 2020 and will be the first LBV to be operated in Japan.
After delivery, the LBV will be based at JERA’s Kawagoe Thermal Power Station and commence ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations for LNG-fueled vessels, it said.
In 2018, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (“K” Line), JERA Co. Inc, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) jointly established Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS), which owns the LBV and ordered the newbuilding.
Also included is Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation (CLMF), which will promote the LNG bunkering operations in the Chubu (central) region of Japan.
The expertise and strengths of each company will be utilised to provide LNG bunkering solutions in the Chubu region and promote a shift to marine LNG for ships.
Photo credit: NYK Line
Published: 14 May, 2020
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