LNG Carriers News in Japan

Wartsila Guaranteed Asset Performance Agreement Designed to Maximise Uptime for NYK LNG Carrier
6/2/2022 - The technology group Wartsila has signed a long-term Guaranteed Asset Performance Agreement with Japan-based NYK LNG Ship Management. The agreement was signed in March 2022 and is valid for 15 years. ...
NYK to Build Its Third LPG Dual-Fuel Very Large LPG / NH3 Carrier
4/28/2022 - NYK is delighted to announce the order of its third liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dual-fuel very large LPG / liquefied ammonia gas (NH3) carrier (VLGC) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. The ship wil...
ABS AIP for “K” LINE and JGC’s Innovative FLNG Design
4/14/2022 - An innovative concept for a floating LNG (FLNG) vessel utilizing storage tanks from older LNG carriers has been granted approval in principle (AIP) by ABS.

The design, jointly developed by ...
Wartsila Optimizes Maintenance & Emissions for MMS Gas Carriers
4/13/2022 - The technology group Wartsila has signed Optimized Maintenance Agreements (OMAs) covering two LNG carrier vessels technically managed and operated by the Japanese shipping group MMS Co., Ltd. The agre...
MOL Holds Naming/Launching Ceremonies for Japan's 1st LNG-fueled Ferry Sunflower Kurenai
3/3/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that on March 3, a naming and launching ceremonies for the first of Japan's first two LNG-fueled ferries (Note 1), which were ordered with Mitsubishi Shipbuil...
MOL and MOL Ferry to Build 2 Cutting-edge LNG-Powered Ferries
2/17/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and its group company MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. announced orders for construction of two cutting-edge LNG-fueled ferries.

MOL signed a deal with Naikai Zosen Corp...
MOL and Mitsui Sign Time Charter Contract for LNG Carrier
1/28/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that, it concluded a time charter contract for a newbuilding 174,000 m3-type LNG carrier with Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

This is the fourth contract, follo...
MHI & MOL Complete Concept Study for LCO2 Carrier
11/10/2021 - - Utilizing Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s advanced gas handling technologies with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ wealth of knowledge regarding ship operations.
- Project to make a signification contribution t...
Kawasaki Receives Order for 86,700 m³ LPG-fueled LPG/ LAG Carrier
10/4/2021 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has concluded a shipbuilding contract for an 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (LAG) carrier powered by LPG fuel for ENEOS Ocean Corpora...
Kawasaki Receives Order for an 86,700 m³ LPG-fueled LPG/ LAG Carrier
9/3/2021 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it has concluded a shipbuilding contract for a new 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (LAG) carrier powered by LPG fuel fo...
Kawasaki Receives First Order for New 86,700 m³ LPG-fueled LPG/ LAG Carrier
8/23/2021 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it has concluded the first shipbuilding contract with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisya Ltd. (K-line) for a new 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied...
MOL's Phoenix Tankers Signs Deal for Construction of LPG Fuelled VLGCs
8/5/2021 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its group company Phoenix Tankers Pte. Ltd. signed a deal with Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for construction of two very large gas carriers (VLGCs) (Note 1) t...
World’s First Carbon Neutral Ethylene Voyage
7/7/2021 - Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) and Navigator Holdings Ltd. (“Navigator Gas”), the owner and operator of the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers, announce that they will achiev...
Seanergy Announces Delivery of Capesize M/V Flagship
5/11/2021 - Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has taken delivery of the 176,387 dwt Capesize bulk carrier, built in 2013 by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan, which was renamed M/V Flagship (the...
ClassNK Issues AiP for Cargo Containment System
5/7/2021 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd for the design of a cargo containment system (CCS) of the world's largest capacity (4...
Kawasaki Develops Cargo Containment System for Large Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier
5/6/2021 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced its obtainment of approval in principle (AiP) from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) for a cargo containment system (CCS) offering the world's largest capacity (4...
IoS-OP Fully Utilized in Bulk Carrier Built by Shin Kurushima Sanoyas
4/27/2021 - IoS-OP has been fully utilized in the bulk carrier built by Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. by concerned parties.

Operation data of the vessel, which was built by Shin Kurushi...
LNG Carrier Named GAIL BHUWAN for GAIL (India) Limited
2/10/2021 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced that on February 9, 2021, naming ceremony for a LNG carrier, ordered through a wholly owned subsidiary of MOL, was held onli...
ClassNK Releases Guideline for Survey and Facilities/Equipment of LNG Bunkering Ships
1/4/2021 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its Guideline for Survey and Facilities/Equipment of LNG Bunkering Ships, which outline the additional safety requirements of liquefied gas carriers tha...
MOL & Kobe Start Application Test of 'Binary Cycle Power Generation System for Ships'
12/17/2020 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that a binary cycle power generation system for ships, jointly researched by MOL and Kobe Steel, Ltd. has been installed on a newbuilding very large ore carrier (VL...

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