Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) in collaboration with Japanese gas company Toho Gas conducted the first-ever LNG bunkering in the Port of Nagoya through a demonstration to ensure that they will be able to conduct safe bunkering operations.
Accordingly, the partners conducted a demonstration test to supply LNG to the LNG-fuelled tugboat Ishin in the above mentioned port.
In light of the results 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.
Moreover, the LNG was transferred by truck from the Toho Gas Chita-Midorihama LNG Terminal and supplied with a truck-to-ship system to Ishin, berthed at the Port of Nagoya’s Garden Pier.
Present in the demonstration test were also Niyac Corporation, MOL Marine and Nihon-Tug-Boat.
Back in January 2018, MOL ordered the LN0G-fueled tugboat from Kanagawa Dockyard. Ishin was delivered in late February this year and started operating as the first LNG-powered tug serving Osaka Bay.