JMU contracted to build revolutionary bunker tanker

Japan Marine United (JMU) has won a unique order from Eco Bunker Shipping to build Asia’s first bunkering tanker capable of handling both LNG and low sulphur fuel oil. The 15,000 dwt ship will deliver in 2021. No price has been revealed.

The 96 m long vessel will have a capacity to hold 4,100 tons of LNG, or 2,500 cu m of oil.

JMU oversaw the entire conceptual design but has engaged Fukuoka Shipbuilding and Manila-based Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company (AG&P) to see through the vessel’s development.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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