The vessel Wild Rose Leader received LNG fuel from Kaguya, an LNG bunkering ship. This was the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering to ever occur at Nagoya port.
ild Rose Leader, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)’s fourth LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), entered the ports of Nagoya on May 10 and Yokkaichi on May 15 for the first time. On May 12 at the port of Nagoya, the vessel loaded vehicles and equipment handled by Isewan Terminal Service and on May 15 at the port of Yokkaichi, the vessel loaded vehicles made by Honda Motor.
Commemoration ceremonies were held at each port and attended by related parties to celebrate the vessel’s arrival and wish it a lifetime of safe voyages. It is the second of four vessels to be delivered from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard and was given the name of a flower to emphasize NYK’s desire for its LNG-fueled PCTCs to pass on a healthy global environment through environment-friendly transportation.
To remind, two months ago NYK and FueLNG completed the first bunkering to an LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) in Singapore.