A Japanese shipping major conducted its first ship-to-ship LNG fuel supply on October 20 marking the start of LNG bunkering business in the Chubu region.
Specifically, Kaguya, based at JERA’s Kawagoe Thermal Power Station, will supply LNG fuel to K Line’s first LNG-fueled car carrier that is scheduled to be delivered by the end of FY2020.
Moreover, the fuel was bunkered onto a car carrier Sakura Leader which will be operated by NYK at the construction yard of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
Another feature of the vessel is its dual-fuel diesel engine and the fuel gas supply system (FGSS) engineered by TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH of Mitsui E&S Group.
The 3,500-cbm vessel is owned by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan, a joint venture company of K line, JERA, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). It was constructed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.