On 10th of April the “KEYS Azalea”, an LNG bunkering vessel owned and operated by KEYS Bunkering West Japan Ltd. (KEYS) being a joint venture established by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., NYK Line, ITOCHU ENEX CO., LTD., and Saibu Gas Co., Ltd., bunkered LNG for the pure car and truck carrier Daisy Leader at the port of Hiroshima.

This is the first LNG bunkering after “KEYS Azalea” was delivery and the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in western Japan.

“KEYS Azalea” is equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can operate on both LNG and fuel oil.

The LNG fuel supplied to “Daisy Leader”, a pure car and truck carrier delivered 28th March 2024 and operated by NYK, was shipped from the Tobata LNG terminal of Kitakyushu LNG Co., Inc.

LNG fuel offers excellent environmental performance compared with traditional marine fuels. It is expected to be a bridge solution for decarbonization, virtually eliminating sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions and reducing approximately 80% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and 30% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Source: NYK Line