Japanese shipping firm NYK on Monday (3 February) said it has signed a contract with Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. to build a second LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC).
The shipbuilding contract was signed at NYK’s head office on January 31. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered in 2022 and will become NYK’s second LNG-fuelled PCTC.
“NYK aims to integrate ESG principles into management strategies by making efforts to reduce CO2 emissions per voyage through full use of the company’s technological capabilities, such as the development of energy-saving technologies and the optimisation of operations through the use of digitalisation and big data,” it said.
“NYK has also positioned LNG fuel as one of the bridging technologies to realize future zero-emission ships. The company aims to have a clean transportation mode that will reduce the environmental burden of the entire PCTC fleet.”
NYK’s first LNG-fuelled PCTC announced on 24 September 2019 was selected as a model project by Japan’s Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and will receive support from the ministries for technical verification of CO2 emission reductions during actual voyages.
“The company is making a proactive effort to shift to LNG-fuelled vessels as one solution to environmental concerns. In addition to these LNG-fuelled PCTCs, an LNG-fuelled coal carrier will be delivered in 2023,” it notes.
Japan’s first LNG-fuelled ship, the tugboat Sakigake, owned by NYK was delivered in 2015.
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Published: 6 February, 2020
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