World’s First LNG-fueled Panamax-Class 1 Coal Carrier Commences Operation

The world’s first LNG-fueled Panamax-class1 coal carrier, which was being built by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (“NYK”) and Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. (“Kyuden”), was delivered on October 2. The vessel was named “Shoyo”2 in a naming ceremony held at the Koyagi Shipyard of Oshima Shipyard Co., Ltd., and began operations after completing the first bunkering.3

NYK operates the vessel and transports coal from overseas to Kyuden’s coal-fired power plants. The use of LNG fuel offers excellent environmental performance compared with traditional marine fuels, virtually eliminating sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions and reducing approximately 80% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and 30% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. We continue to contribute to realizing a low-carbon society amid the tightening of environmental regulations worldwide.

Shoyo
Shoyo Image credit : NYK Group

Shoyo received its LNG-fuel supply at the port of Tobata (Fukuoka Prefecture) on October 12. Bunkering was carried out via shore-to-ship, which supplies fuel directly from the handling facility on shore to the vessel. This was the first shore-to-ship bunkering for an oceangoing LNG-fueled vessel in Japan. The ship is designed to be compatible with both shore-to-ship and ship-to-ship bunkering, the latter of which is the supply of LNG fuel from an LNG bunkering vessel to a ship. From March 2024, a newly built LNG-fueled bunkering vessel based in the Setouchi and Kyushu area could deliver LNG fuel through ship-to-ship bunkering.

Naming Ceremony
Naming Ceremony at the Koyagi Shipyard of Oshima Shipyard Co., Ltd., on June 26
Image credit: NYK Group

NYK and Kyuden will continue actively working to achieve stable fuel transportation and reduce environmental impact.
Vessel Particulars
Name: Shoyo
Operating company: NYK
LOA: 235.0 meters
Breadth: 38.0 meters
Gross tonnage: 95,233 tons
Year built: 2023
Shipyard: Oshima Shipyard
Port of Registration: Matsuura (Japan)

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