NYK orders 12 LNG-fuelled car carriers

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) is set to spend Y100bn ($912m) on 12 LNG-fuelled car carriers, according to Japanese newswire Nikkei.

The order – split between two Japanese yards – is the largest Japanese contract for LNG-fuelled ships.

The order will be split 50:50 between Shin Kurushima Dockyard and Nihon Shipyard. The ships will be able to transport 7,000 cars each.

NYK confirmed the Nikkei report today saying the ships would deliver from 2025 to 2028.

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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