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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...
LR Awards AiP to HMD for 30,000 CBM LNG Carrier
12/16/2020 - LR has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for its 30,000 CBM LNG carrier with prismatic IMO type B tank design, a key result following a Joint Development Project (JDP)...
MOL Signs Contract for Methanol Carriers with Waterfront
12/7/2020 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has concluded long-term charter contracts for two methanol-fueled, methanol carriers with Waterfront Shipping Company Limited (WFS; President: Paul Hexter; Headquarters...
ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures
11/2/2020 - Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Membrane System. The Guidelines specify the technical requirements for evaluating structural s...
Start of LNG Bunkering Business
10/21/2020 - JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) has started an LNG bunkering business in the Chubu region of Japan through its Central LNG* joint venture with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippo...
MOL & Karpowership to Collaborate on the LNG to Powership Business
9/28/2020 - TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (“MOL”) and Karpower International B.V. (“Karpowership”) announced that the parties have agreed to collaborate in the LNG-to-Powership business (“Business”) to become t...
DNV GL and Daehan Shipbuilding Cooperate to Develop Small Size LPG Carriers
8/28/2020 - DNV GL entered into a Joint Development Project (JDP) with Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (DHSC) to develop small-size LPG carriers. Mr. Dae-Seong Jeong, DHSC President & CEO, and DNV GL’s Hwa Lyong Le...
SHI Granted an “Approval in Principle” for Medium-Size High-Pressure LNG Tanker
8/5/2020 - On July 9, 2020, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (President: Hideshi Shimamoto; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.) was granted an “Approval in Princ...
Ecobunker Shipping Held Her Naming & Launching Ceremony for “Ecobunker Tokyo Bay”
8/4/2020 - Our first vessel, “Ecobunker Tokyo Bay” had her naming & launching ceremony at Fukuoka Shipbuilding shipyard today. She is a multi-bunkering vessel capable of both Ship-to-Ship LNG and VLSFO (very low...
Novatek Shipped First LNG Cargo to Japan via Northern Sea Route
7/24/2020 - PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK”) announced that NOVATEK Gas & Power Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) from the Yamal LNG project to Japan trans...
LNG Ishin, Sunflower Kurenai & Sunflower Murasaki Earn Top Energy Conservation Rating
7/15/2020 - TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that three MOL Group vessels-the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin and the ferries Sunflower Kurenai (Note 1) and Sunflower Murasaki (Note 1) -have earned the to...
Receiving the First Commingling LNG Cargo at Hatsukaichi LNG Terminal
6/15/2020 - The first commingling LNG cargo of Hiroshima Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Kensuke Matsufuji, “Hiroshima Gas”) and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Takashi Uchida, “Tokyo Gas”) transported by Tokyo LNG Ta...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier
9/2/2019 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held the christening ceremony on August 30 for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier "BUSHU MARU"
5/15/2019 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony on May 14th for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural ga...
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier
4/22/2019 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony on April 19 for the next-generation LNG (liquefied natural ...
MHI Holds Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier "NOHSHU MARU"
1/11/2019 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony today for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) car...
First LNG Shipment from INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project
10/31/2018 - INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced that the first LNG shipment from the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project (the Project) in Australia arrived at INPEX’s Naoetsu LNG Terminal (the Terminal) located ...
Petronas Delivers First LNG Cargo to Hokkaido Electric Power Company
8/2/2018 - PETRONAS through its subsidiary, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd (MLNG) delivered its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to Japan's Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc. (Hokkaido Electric) on August 1st, 2018....
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for Diamond Gas Rose
7/6/2018 - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, today held the christening ceremony for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) c...

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