Japan orders its LNG bunker ship
Initiative of K Line, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho and Nyk Line
Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS) has ordered from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) the first LNG bunker ship (LNGBV) of Japan.
The vessel, specifies a message, will have a capacity of 3,500 m3 and it will be used to refuel ships with LNG in the region of Chubu, central part of the country, around Nagoya and the Ise Bay.
The four companies that established the CLS joint-venture last May – K Line, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Nyk Line – have also set up company Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation (CLMF). CLS will own and manage LNGBV, whereas CLMF will coordinate bunkering operations, by purchasing LNG and selling it to the owners of ships powered with that fuel.
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10 July 2018 - 15:24 CEST