On January 23, 2020, the tugboat Sakigake, Japan's first LNG-fueled vessel, was supplied with LNG as fuel for the 100th time since the tugboatâ€™s delivery in 2015. The vessel is owned by NYK and operated by Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha, an NYK Group company.
The LNG bunkering was conducted safely and efficiently from a tank truck at the No. 5 quay of Shinko, Yokohama.
NYK is making use of the expertise and know-how the company has obtained through LNG transportation over the years to expand its wide range of businesses to LNG-fuel supply and sale. The company is thus making a proactive effort to shift to LNG-fueled vessels as one solution to environmental concerns.
NYK will continue its efforts to reduce the companyâ€™s environmental load and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
NYKâ€™s shift to LNG-fueled vessels: