Japanese MOL and its group company Ferry Sunflower Limited revealed plans to construct the first two LNG-fueled ferries in Japan. MOL plans to order the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in December.
Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) in collaboration with Japanese gas company Toho Gas conducted the first-ever LNG bunkering in the Port of Nagoya through a demonstration to ensure that they will be able to conduct safe bunkering operations.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K LINE), Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have started sharing of operational data acquired from the monitoring system installed in their container ships with their charter, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE), through the IoS-Open Platform (IoS-OP) promoted by Ship Data Center Ltd. (ShipDC).
Japanese shipping company MOL and electronics firm Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. made a joint presentation of their advanced augmented reality (AR)-based Navigation System. The system provides visual support to crew members during their watch-keeping and ship operations by using AR technology.
MOL is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), and pushing ahead with the installation of a hard sail system on a coal carrier, as part of a project called Wind Challenger with local utility Tohoku Electric Power.
MOL collaborated with Oki Electric Industry (OKI), to launch a joint study on the use of OKI’s bird’s-eye view monitoring system to monitor a 360° field of view around a tugboat. The system was installed on the tugboat Asaka Maru and a preliminary experiment was conducted.
MOL and Oshima Shipbuilding have jointly obtained ‘Approval In Principle (AIP)’ from ClassNK for the design of a hard sail system. The system converts wind energy to propulsive force with telescopic hard sail. As MOL said, the system is crucial for the ‘Wind Challenger Project’, which MOL and Oshima Shipbuilding are leading.
MOL, MOL Information Systems Ltd and Associate Professor Shunji Umetani announced the successful launch of a vessel allocation plan and cargo loading plan for car carriers based on mathematical optimization, on of the fundamental technologies of AI.
Novatek, MOL and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) inked a Cooperation Agreement to confirm their intentions to proceed to projects for the construction of a marine LNG transshipment complexes in the territory of Kamchatka and Murmansk region, across the Northern Sea Route.
MOL participated in the LNG bunkering trial at the Port of Kobe, organized by the Kobe City Port and Harbor Authority, and conducted bunkering on the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin. This marks the first LNG bunkering in the Port of Kobe. The successful trial confirmed that LNG fuel can be effectively supplied safely at the Port.
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