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Hiroshima Port welcomed its first LNG-fuelled PCTC, NYK Line’s just delivered JASMINE LEADER

Ro-roNYK Line’s just delivered LNG-fuelled 7,000 CEU PCTC JASMINE LEADER entered the port of Hiroshima for the first time. The vessel is NYK’s third LNG-fuelled PCTC and the first of four to be delivered from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co. Ltd.

Before entering port, the vessel received LNG fuel from Kaguya, an LNG-bunkering ship operated by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation, a joint venture owned by NYK and other companies.

JASMINE LEADER is named after the jasmine flower, which is a symbol of beauty and known for its rich fragrance. Desiring to realize and pass on a healthy global environment through environment-friendly transportation, NYK is naming its LNG-fuelled PCTCs after flowers. JASMINE LEADER will this year be followed by WILD ROSE LEADER, FREESIA LEADER and SUMIRE LEADER.

The vessel will transport finished vehicles produced by Mazda Motor Corporation and seeks to fulfil customers’ demands for a lower environmental burden in the logistics field.

On the same day, a commemoration ceremony was attended by related parties of Mazda Motor Corporation and NYK. The participants celebrated the vessel’s entrance into Hiroshima port and wished it a lifetime of safe voyages.

NYK has set a long-term target of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the NYK Group’s oceangoing businesses and aims at launching zero-emission ships that run on low-environmental-load marine fuels, such as ammonia or hydrogen, in the future. NYK is positioning LNG as a bridge-solution until future zero-emission ships are realized. The company plans to take delivery of a total of 20 new LNG-fuelled PCTC’s by 2028 under the Sail GREEN brand.

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Mar 03 2023

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