The ammonia dual-fuelled container ship design has been awarded an AiP (Source: Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd.)

ONE awarded AiP for ammonia-fuelled boxship design

Ocean Network Express (ONE), working together in a joint development project (JDP) set up with partners Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (NSY) and DNV in 2022, has been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia dual-fuelled container ship of 3,500 TEU.

The move comes as a result of the container carrier’s assessment of ammonia as a possible zero-emission fuel and follows its participation in a Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation-led pilot study into safe ammonia bunkering.  

Koshiro Wake, senior vice president of ONE’s Corporate Strategy & Sustainability Department, declared: “Ammonia is definitely one of the primary focuses of our research, as ammonia fuel has a great potential of generating lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional marine fuels. We are pleased to have made such a progress, and we will continue our study on ammonia.”

Speaking for DNV, Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, regional manager South East Asia, Pacific & India, Maritime, said: “Ammonia is one of the promising future marine fuels with great potential to decarbonise shipping. We are confident that DNV's rules for ammonia will help our customers to safely adopt this new fuel type once the infrastructure is in place. We are grateful to our JDP partners for entrusting us with this pioneering project that will help the entire maritime industry to adopt ammonia as a marine fuel.”

ONE was established in July 2017 as a combination of the liner services of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen Kaisha. A member of THE Alliance, a global ocean carrier consortium, ONE operates more than 230 vessels on over 170 services to 120 countries and beyond. It is the sixth-largest container carrier with a fleet capacity of 1.8 million TEU.

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