Transport of Hydrocarbons News in Japan

New Coal Carrier Enters Domestic Coastal Service for JERA
8/1/2022 - On July 31, the coal carrier Ushio, which NYK had ordered from Honda Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., was delivered at the Saiki Shipyard (Saiki City, Oita prefecture). A naming ceremony was attended by Ma...
NTT to Study Hydrogen Transportation Through Existing Pipelines
7/26/2022 - NTT Anode Energy Corporation announced a joint research and development project to study safety measures for the mass transportation of hydrogen through existing pipeline infrastructure. The study, be...
Kawasaki Receives an Order for an 86,700 m³ LPG-fueled LPG/ NH3 Carrier
6/21/2022 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has concluded a shipbuilding contract for an 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (NH3) carrier powered by LPG fuel for KUMIAI NAVIGATION(P...
MOL to Start Sea Trials of Panamax Bulk Carrier Powered by Biofuel
6/10/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that its group company, MOL Drybulk Ltd. will start sea trials of Panamax bulk carrier "C.S. OLIVE", chartered from Chugoku Sougyo CO., Ltd., using biofuel in...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Completes Design for VLGC, Enabling LPG to Ammonia Conversion
6/9/2022 - The conceptual design of a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) powered initially by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) but adaptable to future usage of ammonia as the principal fuel has been completed by Mitsubi...
The Tank System for LCO2 Carriers has Received AIP from the French Classification Society
6/8/2022 - The French classification organisation Bureau Veritas (BV) has granted Approval in Principle (AIP)(Note1) to Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group,...
Naming Ceremony for HOKULINK Held
5/30/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that on May 30, a naming ceremony for the MOL-operated next-generation coal carrier was held at Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. This vessel will serve Hokuriku ...
“K” LINE Group’s Yokohama Daikoku C-4 Terminal Starts Operation Utilizing Renewable Energy
5/19/2022 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) and Daito Corporation (Daito) have started operation of “K” LINE Group’s first dedicated finished vehicle terminal in Japan, at Yokohama Daikoku C-4 Terminal fro...
Enviva and MOL Drybulk to Deploy Bulk Carrier to Reduce GHG Emissions
5/19/2022 - Enviva Inc., the world’s leading producer of sustainable wood bioenergy, and MOL Drybulk Ltd. (MOLDB), a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL), a leading global marine transport group, announce...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & NYK Obtain AiP for Large LCO2 Carrier
5/16/2022 - - Merger of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s advanced gas handling technologies with NYK Line’s wealth of knowledge in ship operations
- Commitment to developing various technologies f...
MHI & NYK Line Obtain AiP from Classification Society ClassNK for Large LCO2 Carrier
5/16/2022 - ? Merger of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s advanced gas handling technologies with NYK Line’s wealth of knowledge in ship operations
? Commitment to developing various technologies for the launch of ...
HySTRA Celebrates Completion of World’s First Liquefied Hydrogen Vessel Voyage
4/9/2022 - A ceremony to mark the completion of the world’s first maritime transport of liquefied hydrogen, including its loading and unloading has been held in Kobe, Japan.

The demonstration voyage ...
GTT Obtains AIP from ClassNK for New Design of LNG Fuel Tank with 2 Bar Gauge Design Pressure
3/31/2022 - GTT has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from the Japanese classification society, ClassNK, for a technological innovation applicable to LNG-fueled Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) as well a...
New LNG-Fueled PCTC Delivered
3/28/2022 - On March 24, NYK took delivery of Plumeria Leader, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) capable of navigating oceans with only LNG as the ship’s main fuel. The vessel was built at the Shin Kurushima Do...
MOL Adopts Car Carrier Operation Digital Transformation Promotion Project
3/24/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and its group company MOL Information Systems, Ltd. announced the success of a demonstration test of automated space management for car carriers (booking cargo allocati...
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Receives First LPG Carrier Order
3/18/2022 - TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING) has signed a contract with an owner in Japan to build four LPG carriers. The first ship is scheduled to be completed at Tsuneishi Factory in 2...
NYK Bulk Carrier Rescues Fishermen off the Coast of Okinawa
1/27/2022 - On January 21, the bulk carrier Moonlight Dolphin rescued eight fishermen off the coast of Okinawa. The carrier is owned and operated by NYK, managed by ASAHI SHIPPING CO., LTD., and engaged in a long...
ClassNK Issues AiP for Ammonia-Fueled Panamax Bulk Carrier for Greener Ships (GSC)
1/20/2022 - ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of an ammonia-fueled Panamax bulk carrier developed by Planning and Design Center for Greener Ships (GSC).

Ammonia is expec...
ClassNK Added Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries
12/3/2021 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK has added the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) to its register. ...
Kawasaki Receives an Order for an 86,700 m³ LPG-fueled LPG/ NH3 Carrier
12/2/2021 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it has concluded a shipbuilding contract for an 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (NH3) carrier powered by LPG fuel for N...

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