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“K” Line Group collaborating on Japan’s first LNG-fuelled ferry

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Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line Kinkai) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line) have announced that they have agreed work on a joint study for “K” Line Kinkai’s LNG-fuelled newbuild passenger ferry.

The study will cover specifications, engine types, and any related technical verifications for LNG handling.

“K” Line Kinkai claims that it has been studying the introduction of an LNG-fuelled ferry, and that this collaboration with “K” Line will accelerate this study in order to introduce Japan’s first LNG-fuelled passenger ferry. “K” Line Group has also been studying the introduction of various other types of LNG-fuelled vessels, including a car carrier and a tugboat.

The group is reportedly promoting environmental measures based on its “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 (the group’s long-term environment management vision towards 2050).

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