MOL To Re-Enter Ammonia Transport Business With 35000 cbm-Type Ammonia/LPG Carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has decided to re-enter the ammonia transport business with the Green Pioneer, a 35,000 cbm-type ammonia /LPG carrier, and signed a time charter contract with Trammo, a leading international merchandising and ammonia trading company.

MOL was active in the ammonia transport business until 2016 and this contract marks its re-entry into the field.

Ammonia is widely used all over the world as a raw material for fertilizer and demand is expected to increase in step with rising food production as the world’s population grows. In recent years, ammonia has also drawn attention as a next-generation clean fuel, which generates zero CO2 emissions when it burns, and as a “hydrogen carrier” that enhances the efficiency of hydrogen transport.

MOL Green Pioneer Ammonia
Image Credits: mol.co.jp

MOL has the world’s largest LNG fleet, which is also positioned for growth as a low-carbon fuel, and has been deeply involved in LNG value chains through its powership and FSRU businesses. The MOL Group will steadily accumulate a track record in safe, reliable transport of ammonia and hydrogen, which are expected to be in high demand as fuel in the future, and contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society through proactive participation in a broad range of value chains.

Green Pioneer Specifications

  1. LOA: 173.70 m
  2. Breadth: 28.00 m
  3. Draft: 10.419 m
  4. Cargo tank capacity: 34,500 m3
  5. Delivered in: August 2010
  6. Shipyard: Hyeondae Mipo Joseon
  7. Ship management company: MOL Tankship Management Pte. Ltd.

Reference: mol.co.jp

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