Japanese operator Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (Okay Line) has determined to acquire eight 7,000 models class automotive carriers fuelled by LNG.

The order follows the supply earlier this 12 months of Okay Line’s first LNG-fuelled vessel, Century Freeway Inexperienced which was delivered on March 12, 2021.

Okay Line has made an settlement to order the brand new next-generation of environmentally pleasant automotive carriers from Japan’s Nihon Shipyard and Shin Kurushima Dockyard and China Retailers Jinling Shipyard.

The brand new vessels are anticipated to cut back emissions of CO2 by 25% to 30%, emissions of SOx by virtually 100%, and emissions of NOx by 80% to 90% with use of LNG gas and EGR(Exhaust Gasoline Recirculation, in comparison with typical vessels utilizing heavy gas oil.

The vessels are due for supply from 2023 to 2025.

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