NYK looks at LNG supply in southwestern Japan

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kyushu Electric Power, Saibu Gas and Chugoku Electric Power with a view to supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel to ships in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of southwestern Japan.

NYK has signed similar agreements with other companies in recent months to supply LNG elsewhere in Japan.

“The demand for LNG as a marine fuel, a practical alternative to heavy fuel oil because of its relatively low emission of air polluting substances and greenhouse gases, is expected to increase after a global 0.5 percent sulphur cap is introduced in 2020,” NYK stated in a release.

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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