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MOL’s LNG Powered Tug Boat Marks First LNG Bunkering At Nagoya Port

Last updated on November 9th, 2019

The implementation test for the test demonstration for the supply of LNG to the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin in the Port of Nagoya was announced by Toho Gas Co., Ltd., and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL).

The first ever LNG bunkering was seen in the Port of Nagoya and this test also made sure that LNG can be securely supplied to ships at the port.

LNG was supplied by truck from the Toho Gas Chita-Midorihama LNG Terminal (Chita-shi, Aichi Prefecture), and supplied with a truck-to-ship system to Ishin, which was at the Port of Nagoya’s Garden Pier.

The others that cooperated in the test were, Niyac Corporation that provides LNG land transport for Toho Gas, MOL Marine Co., Ltd. which is responsible for providing maritime consulting services, and Nihon-Tug-Boat Co., Ltd., which operates Ishin.


The findings of the test demonstration will be used by Toho Gas and MOL to work further for the reduction of the impact of maritime industry on the environment and will also promote the usage of LNG fuel for the vessel that are calling at the Port of Nagoya.

Reference: mol

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