On September 16, a calling event was held at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries,Ltd for Japan’s very first LNG bunkering vessel (“LBV”).
The event was participated in by Masashi Asakura, Chief Officer for Production Group of Toyota Motor Corporation; Masahiro Kato, Deputy Director-General for Engineering Affairs, Ports as well as Harbors Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport as well as Tourism; as well as a variety of associated events.
LBV was called “Kaguya” by Yukikazu Myochin, President of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha,Ltd (“K-Line”), as well as Hitoshi Nagasawa, President of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (“NYK”), as well as the ritualistic rope holding LBV in position was reduced by Sunao Nakamura, Managing Executive Officer of JERA Co.,Inc (“JERA”), as well as Toshiro Hidaka, Chief Executive Officer for Machinery, Energy & & Project Division of Toyota Tsusho Corporation (“Toyota Tsusho”).
LBV’s name, Kaguya, stems from Princess Kaguya in “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter,” which is claimed to be Japan’s earliest tale as well as is still liked by lots of people today. The name additionally reveals our wish to expand the LNG bunkering market as lengthy as well as high as a bamboo tree.
Kaguya is the very first LNG bunkering vessel to be run inJapan Kaguya will certainly be run by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation as well as will certainly be based at JERA’sKawagoe Thermal Power Station Kaguya will certainly start providing LNG gas * to ships in the Chubu area in October or later on this year utilizing Ship- to-Ship bunkering. **
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has actually settled on an objective to lower GHG discharges from delivery by at the very least half by 2050 contrasted to 2008, as well as the shipment of LNG-fueled ships is anticipated in the future.
After the beginning of procedure, Kaguya will provide LNG to Sakura Leader, which is the very first huge LNG-fueled PCTC (pure auto as well as vehicle provider) run by NYK, as well as to a brand-new auto provider to be supplied by K-Line this , along with to various other LNG-fueled vessels.
The proficiency as well as staminas of each firm– consisting of K-Line’s technical proficiency collected via its long-lasting LNG provider procedures, JERA’s functional as well as technological abilities at its large terminals, Toyota Tsusho’s worldwide sales network for aquatic gas, as well as NYK’s experience on the planet’s very first LNG gas supply as well as sales organization– will certainly be used to supply LNG bunkering in Japan’s Chubu area as well as broaden our advertising solutions to advertise making use of LNG as a gas for ships, therefore adding to a decrease of our ecological effect.