Japan’s MOL Joins Move to LNG-Fueled Car Carriers 

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is becoming the latest car carrier operator to announce plans to build new vessels using liquified natural gas as their fuel. The car carrier segment and specifically the Japanese shipping companies are leading in the adoption of LNG to improve the environmental performance of their vessels.

In its announcement, MOL said it has reached an agreement with Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., to build four 7,000-unit capacity car carriers using LNG as their main fuel. The...


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