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Mitsui participates in first LNG bunkering trial in Kobe

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced that it has participated in the first LNG bunkering trial at the Port of Kobe, organized by the Kobe City Port and Harbour Authority.

The bunkering trial was carried out onboard the LNG-fuelled tugboat Ishin. Ishin is owned by MOL and operated by Nihon-Tug-Boat Co., Ltd. The success of this first LNG bunkering trial in the Port of Kobe confirms that LNG fuel can be effectively supplied safely at the port.

LNG fuel for the trial was hauled by a tanker truck from Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.’s Himeji LNG Plant (Himeji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture), and, via a truck-to-ship system, was used to supply the Ishin, berthed at Kobe Port’s Shinko Pier No.4.

MOL Marine Co., Ltd. provided maritime consulting in the trial.

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