Toho Gas, MOL Conduct LNG Bunkering at Nagoya Port
Japanese utility Toho Gas and shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) November 8 carried out a demonstration test to supply LNG to the LNG-fuelled tugboat Ishin in the Port of Nagoya, MOL said the same day in a statement. This marked the first LNG bunkering in the Port of Nagoya.
LNG was transported via truck from the Toho Gas Chita-Midorihama LNG terminal and supplied with a truck-to-ship system to Ishin, which is the first ship in Japan conforming to the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), aimed at ensuring the safety of LNG-fueled vessels.
“Based on the findings of the demonstration test, Toho Gas and MOL will continue working to reduce the environmental impact of the maritime industry by promoting the use of LNG fuel by vessels calling at the Port of Nagoya,” MOL said.
In September this year, LNG bunkering was carried out on Ishin at the Port of Kobe. Ishin is owned by MOL and operated by Nihon-Tug-Boat Co.