Japan's Ecobunker Shipping Launches LNG Bunker Vessel
Japanese LNG bunkering vessel operator, Ecobunker Shipping, has launched its first LNG bunkering vessel Ecobunker Tokyo Bay, it said on August 4 in a statement.
The ceremony was held at Fukuoka Shipbuilding shipyard on August 4. Ecobunker Tokyo Bay is a multi-bunkering vessel capable of both ship-to-ship LNG and very low sulphur fuel oil (VLFSO) refuelling. The vessel has a 95.5-m length and a 15.8-m width. It is capable of holding 2,500 m3 of LNG, and also has a 1,500 m3 of VLFSO tank capacity.
Ecobunker Shipping said it will further work on outfitting the vessel including the installation of equipment and tanks. The company said it would continue to promote eco-friendly bunker fuel, with an aim to contribute in developing Tokyo Bay as one of the world’s leading LNG bunkering hubs.
The company is a joint venture comprising Uyeno Transtech, Sumitomo Corporation, Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation and the Development Bank of Japan.