Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Vessel Completes 100 LNG Bunkerings

On January 23, 2020, the tugboat Sakigake, Japan’s first LNG-fueled vessel, was supplied with LNG as fuel for the 100th time since the tugboat’s delivery in 2015. The vessel is owned by NYK and operated by Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha, an NYK Group company.

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The LNG bunkering was conducted safely and efficiently from a tank truck at the No. 5 quay of Shinko, Yokohama.

NYK is making use of the expertise and know-how the company has obtained through LNG transportation over the years to expand its wide range of businesses to LNG-fuel supply and sale.

Japan's First LNG-Fueled Vessel Completes 100 LNG_Bunkerings
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The company is thus making a proactive effort to shift to LNG-fueled vessels as one solution to environmental concerns.

NYK will continue its efforts to reduce the company’s environmental load and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Japan's First LNG-Fueled Vessel Completes 100 LNG Bunkerings
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NYK’s shift to LNG-fueled vessels

The NYK Group is dedicated to achieving the SDGs through the group’s business activities and its medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,” and this low carbonization of marine fuel is one of the group’s initiatives.

Reference: nyk.com

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