Japanese NYK Group is moving forward with their plans of an energy shift to next-generation fuels such as ammonia in the Group’s aim to achieve low-carbonization and decarbonization in the maritime industry.

The LNG-fueled tugboat “Sakigake”, operated in the Tokyo Bay by the NYK Group’s Shin-Nippon Kaiyosh, will as per statement of the company, now be scheduled to undergo conversion work and will then be re-commissioned in 2024 as an ammonia-fueled tugboat with even lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Therefore, on the 25th July the “Sakigake” now conducted its last bunkering at Yokohama Shinko pier as a vessel fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), whereafter a ceremony was held to commemorate the last LNG bunkering by the vessel.