First Dual LNG/VLSFO Bunkering Vessel Launched

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Ecobunker Shipping, a Japanese operator of LNG bunker vessels, launched its first unit at the Fukuoka Shipbuilding yard, reads a press release on their website.

Ecobunker Tokyo Bay

The company, a joint venture between Uyeno Transtech, Sumitomo, Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation and the Development Bank of Japan, held a naming and launching ceremony.

The Ecobunker Tokyo Bay is a multi-bunker vessel capable of both LNG and VLSFO bunkering. The 955-metre-long vessel is capable of storing 2500 cubic meters of chilled oil. It also has a capacity of 1500 cbm VLFSO.

Eco-friendly bunker fuel

The organization has also pledged to continue to promote environmentally friendly bunker fuel with the goal of contributing to the development of Tokyo Bay as one of the world’s leading LNG bunker hubs.

Despite the consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of participants took part in the naming and launching ceremony.

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Source: Ecobunker Shipping

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