Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) will order two LNG-fuelled large coal carriers from Oshima Shipbuilding. The 95,000 dwt vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2025.
NYK said in a release today it is positioning LNG fuel as a bridge solution until future zero-emission ships can be realised.
The company ordered the world’s first LNG-fuelled large coal carrier in 2019 and its first LNG-fuelled capesize bulk carrier in 2021, in addition to four more LNG-fuelled capes in January 2022.
“Going forward, we will continue with the gradual planned introduction of LNG-fuelled vessels until the realisation of zero-emission vessels that use marine fuels such as hydrogen or ammonia, which would have an even lower environmental impact,” NYK stated today.