MOL orders four LNG-fuelled car carriers

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has contracted Shin Kurushima Dockyard and Nihon Shipyard to build four 7,000-unit capacity car carriers using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their main fuel. The vessels are slated for delivery in succession starting in 2024. No price has been revealed for the four ships.

MOL, Japan’s largest shipowner by fleet size, has laid out plans to have around 90 LNG-fuelled ships in operation by 2030.

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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