Japan's MOL orders four LNG-fuelled car carriers
Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has inked an agreement with Shin Kurushima Dockyard and Nihon Shipyard to build four 7,000-unit capacity LNG-fuelled car carriers, it said on August 3.
MOL said it plans to launch 90 LNG-fuelled vessels by 2030 as part of its plan to be net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.
“In addition to the LNG-fuelled vessel projects that the MOL Group has been working on, we will promote the use of LNG-fuel for car carriers, starting with this decision,” the company said. MOL is also planning to develop vessels fuelled by biofuels.