“K” Line, Chubu Electric, Toyota Tsusho, and NYK Line begin joint discussions on LNG bunkering business in Japan

Bunkering, LNG — By on January 26, 2018 at 12:10 PM

..

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Eizo Murakami; hereinafter “K” Line), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Head office: Higashi-ku, Nagoya; President & Director: Satoru Katsuno; hereinafter Chubu Electric Power), Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Head office: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya; President & CEO: Jun Karube; hereinafter Toyota Tsusho), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Tadaaki Naito; hereinafter NYK Line) announce today that the four companies have begun joint discussions on the commercialization of a new business to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel to ships in the Chubu (central region) of Japan.

LNG is expected to become an important alternative to heavy fuel oil due to its relatively low emissions* of air polluting substances and greenhouse gases, which will enable ships to meet increasingly stringent international regulations on emissions. The four companies will jointly discuss specific LNG customers and supply methods in preparation for the commercialization of LNG bunkering business.

*Compared to heavy fuel oil, the use of LNG can reduce emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter (PM) by approximately 100%, nitrogen oxides (NOx) by as much as 80%, and carbon dioxide (CO2) by approximately 30%.

Contact addresses;

“K” Line, Phone: +81 3 3595 5000

Chubu Electric Power – Corporate Communication Department, Media & Social Communications, Phone: +81 52 961 3582

Toyota Tsusho – Corporate Communications Group, Public Affairs Department , Phone: +81 52 584 5011 (Nagoya) / +81 3 4306 8200 (Tokyo)

NYK Line, Phone: +81 3 3284 5151

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

What is 4 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:

Trackbacks

Leave a Trackback