Japanese Firms Join Forces on LNG-Fueled Ferry

Japan-based K Line Kinkai and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) have decided to team up in a joint study related to a newbuilding passenger ferry being fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The work would focus on specifications, engine types and related technical verifications for LNG handling aboard the vessel, according to the companies.

K Line Kinkai has been studying the introduction of a ferry fueled by LNG, making it environmentally-friendly and almost completely eliminating SOx emissions and minimizing NOx and CO2 emissions to a certain level.

The company’s collaboration with K Line is expected to accelerate this study in order to introduce Japan’s first LNG-fueled passenger ferry.

K Line Group has also been looking into the introduction of various types of LNG-fueled vessels, including car carriers and tugboats, as well as LNG supply business.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 1 2 3

GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

The mindset of sustainability and efficiency is the key to unlocking successful business…

read more >

LNG2019

LNG2019 features the largest number and highest level of LNG industry leaders.

read more >

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2019

very year, SMW gathers the international maritime community for a week of flagship conferences…

read more >