Japanese shipping group NYK said it has placed a contract with Japan’s Shin Kurushima Dockyard to build a second pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) fuelled with liquefied natural gas (LNG).
With this new vessel, NYK will be able to provide more customers with a low-carbon transportation mode, and the company will continue its efforts to reduce its environmental load and contribute to the realisation of a sustainable society, NYK said. The first order NYK announced in September 2019, was selected as a model project by Japan’s Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and will receive support from the ministries for technical verification of carbon dioxide emission reductions during actual voyages.
In addition to the LNG-fuelled PCTCs, an LNG-fuelled coal carrier will be delivered to NYK in 2023. NYK is also making use of the expertise and know-how the company has obtained through LNG transport over the years to expand its range of businesses to include LNG fuel supply and sale.