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MOL takes part in third LNG bunkering trial of tugboat “Ishin” in Japan

09 Sep 2022

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) on Thursday (8 September) said it participated in a liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering trial in Tomakomai Port.

The company jointly conducted the trial with Tomakomai Port Authority and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. MOL Group MOL Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. was involved in maritime consulting services for the trial.

The trial involved LNG-fuelled tugboat Ishin, owned by MOL and operated by its Group company Nihon Tug-Boat Co., Ltd.

Ishin is currently engaged in escorting large freighters and other vessels during port calling in/out operations, mainly in Port of Sakai-Semboku, Osaka. 

This is the third LNG bunkering trial for the tug, following earlier trials in Kobe and Nagoya. The LNG fuel was supplied via a truck-to-ship system using tanker trucks, which is also used to supply LNG at Sakai-Semboku. 

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines takes part in third LNG bunkering trial of tugboat “Ishin” in Japan

Related: Japan: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines LNG-fuelled tugboat Ishin uses Carbon Neutral LNG


Photo credit: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd
Published: 8 September 2022

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