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HHI wants to lead the eco-friendly ship market, by ordering numerous LNG carriers. Namely, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard won an order for a 50,000-ton LNG bulk carrier in 2016, while Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries will build six units of the world’s first LNG-powered VLCC.
This move is added on the significant uptake of the Road Tanker Loading Facility which is set to open this summer. These two developments will enable the distribution of LNG as a fuel for the marine industry, trucks, industrial and commercial, as well as off-grid applications.
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