Japan’s First Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering
October 20, 2020
Japan’s first ship-to-ship LNG Bunkering took place on October 20, at the berth of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) Kaguya supplied LNG fuel to Sakura Leader, an NYK Line pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), which is the first large LNG-fueled ship to be built at a shipyard in Japan.
Kaguya, Japan’s first LBV, is operated by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation, which is a JV company among NYK, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., JERA Co., Inc., and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Sakura Leader is scheduled to be delivered in late October and will be one of the largest PCTCs in the world, capable of transporting approximately 7,000 units (standard vehicle equivalent).
Edited from NYK Line’s press release