Key Partners and Infrastructure
The collaboration involves the advanced Minami-Honmoku container terminal, equipped with cutting-edge technology and the capability to handle vessels of over 14,000 TEU. Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, a major methanol producer in Japan, will play a crucial role in establishing the methanol supply base. The project supports Maersk’s green methanol-powered container vessels and emphasizes the importance of creating a global port bunkering infrastructure for methanol.
Objectives and Collaboration
The partners aim to promote the use of green methanol, focusing on operational feasibility and developing port facilities for bunkering. Yokohama seeks to lead the development of Japan’s green shipping corridors, inviting like-minded partners to join the initiative. The collaboration aims to drive innovation, enhance safety, and accelerate the adoption of sustainable methanol solutions in Japan’s maritime industry.
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Source: APM Terminals