NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

NGV Global News | May 17, 2019 at 5:50 AM
  • This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island.
  • The LNG fuel was loaded onto a tank truck at the Hibiki LNG terminal in Kitakyushu city, trucked to a pier in the Asano district, and then supplied to the LNG-fueled tugboat Sakigake using the truck-to-ship method.
  • For this demonstration, Sakigake sailed to Kitakyushu from the port of Kawasaki in Yokohama prefecture.