MOL Launches LNG-Fueled Ferries For Sustainable Shipping In Japan


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and its group company MOL Sunflower announced that the naming and launching ceremony for the first of two LNG-fueled ferries, which are under construction at Naikai Zosen Corporation, was held at Innoshima Shipyard on April 11.

The vessel will be delivered at Naikai Shipbuilding in December 2024 .

Fleet of four LNG fueled ferries

With the addition of these vessels, the MOL Group will operate a fleet of four LNG-fueled ferries on east-west routes in Japan by 2025, joining the Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki, which went into service on the Osaka-Beppu route in 2023.

CO2 emissions will be reduced

The vessel will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by about 35% compared to currently in-service vessels on the Hokkaido route by adopting various state-of-the-art technologies.

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Source : Safety4sea