NYK Completes Third Successful Decarbonization Trial


NYK owned bulk carrier Frontier Sky, which is operated by Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd., has conducted a trial use of biofuel to transport cargo provided by Tata Steel Limited, the major steel manufacturer in India. This is the third successful trial use of biofuel by an NYK vessel, says a press release published on their website.

The test voyage

In the test voyage, the 179,288 cbm vessel was fueled with biofuel by Toyota Tsusho Petroleum at the Port of Singapore on 14 November and a test voyage was conducted on a route to the Port of Dhamra, India.

This is the third trial use of biofuel by a Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha vessel.

Decarbonize marine transportation

This test voyage was realized by matching the objectives of Tata Steel, which aims to decarbonize marine transportation in the supply chain, and NYK, which wanted to further verify the safety and quantity of GHG reduction following the company’s second successful trial use of biofuel.

Technical support

NYK provided technical support, such as biofuel refueling arrangements and engine operation planning, and Tata NYK provided operational cooperation for the test voyage.

The collaboration

The knowledge gained from this test voyage will be shared among Tata Steel, NYK, and Tata NYK the three companies will continue to collaborate with Tata Steel in an effort toward decarbonization.

Going forward, the NYK Group will further examine biofuel greater use within the group’s fleet, as we seek to provide maximum solutions for our customers’ drive toward decarbonization and further expand our efforts regardless of industry or region.

Biofuel – from its production to actual use

Overview of Frontier Sk

Length Overall: 291.973 meters
Breadth: 45.00 meters
Designed Draft: 18.2235 meters
Gross Tonnage: 93,182 tons
Deadweight Tonnage: 179,288 tons
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

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Source: NYKLine


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