MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. , part of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., has signed a deal with Japanese yard Naikai Zosen Corporation to build two LNG-fueled RoRo ferries of 15,600gt.
The newbuildings adopt the "ISHIN" ship design, which features a streamlined shape with an aerodynamically rounded the bow and can use diagonal headwinds to help propel the vessel. The so-called Super Eco Ferries will be capable of adding wind power.
The 199.4m-long vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2025 and will carry 157 passengers, 50 vehicles and 155 trucks. They will replace two vessels that MOL Ferry currently operates on the Oarai-Tomakomai route.