Petronas and Sumitomo partner to deliver LNG bunkers in Asia

Two heavyweight Asian names are coming together to supply LNG bunker fuel to clients in Asia. Malaysian energy major Petronas has partnered with Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation to jointly market and supply LNG bunkers in Malaysia and Tokyo Bay.

“With this agreement, we pursue our ambition to build a comprehensive network of LNG bunkering. It also underscores our commitment to offer our customers the best available and technologically proven solution to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of maritime transport,” said Shu Nakamura, department general manager of Sumitomo.

Both companies have one LNG bunkering ship each on their books at the moment.

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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