MOL orders four more LNG-powered car carriers

Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has revealed it has ordered four more LNG-powered car carriers at two local yards.

Nihon Shipyard and Shin Kurushima Dockyard will split the orders for the 7,000 ceu capacity ships, which will deliver through 2024 and 2025. No price has been revealed for this latest ship order.

MOL has announced its intention to grow its LNG-powered car carrier fleet – already one of the biggest in the world – to 90 ships by 2030. It is also looking at ammonia as a future fuel for its car carrier fleet.

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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