On September 16, a naming ceremony was held at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for Japan’s first LNG bunkering vessel (“LBV”).
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The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has approved the Companies’ participation in a demonstration project for the commercialization of high-power FC vessels.
NYK-operated coal carrier J Mare entered Tachibana port for the first time. The vessel was transporting coal loaded at the port of Newcastle, Australia, to the Tachibana power plant of Shikoku Electric Power Co. Inc.
NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation, and ClassNK signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier that would use ammonia as the main fuel, in addition to an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge.
NYK became one of the first shipping companies to become a member of the Hydrogen Council,* a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.
Comprising 22 domestic Japanese companies, the project has been decided to be sponsored by the Joint Technological Development Programme for the Demonstration of Unmanned Ships** under the administration of the Nippon Foundation.
As previously reported, UECC, jointly owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines, signed a contract to construct three new generations PCTC with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd, and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd.
NYK-operated Owari Maru, an ore carrier, was awarded the Meteorological Agency’s Director-General Award on June 1 for the contribution the ship has made to meteorological business development by observing marine weather conditions and transmitting observation results over an extended period of time.
NYK has received a gold award for the second consecutive year for the company’s participation in the Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies program, a VSR incentive program along the West Coast of North America conducted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.