• Press Release

Parties Conclude MoU with City of Yokohama for Acceptance of Ammonia-Fueled Tugboat

Contributing to the Realization of a Carbon Neutral Society from the Port of Yokohama

NYK Line
IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd.
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)

NYK Line, IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd., and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) (i.e., “the Parties”) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with City of Yokohama for the acceptance of an ammonia-fueled tugboat (A-Tug) at the port of Yokohama.

The conclusion of this MoU is part of the Green Innovation Fund project within Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) for the development of vessels equipped with a domestically produced ammonia-fueled engine, adopted in October 2021 for NYK Line and IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd.*

The MoU includes the following:

(1) Realization of smooth acceptance of A-Tug at the port of Yokohama
(2) Supply of fuel to A-Tug at the port of Yokohama
(3) PR to citizens to affect efforts to reduce environmental load
(4) Other matters related to the business of the parties

City of Yokohama is pursuing decarbonization at its port as the city works to realize a carbon neutral port.**

The parties will work in collaboration with City of Yokohama toward the development and demonstration of A-Tug (scheduled for fiscal 2024), promptly welcome environment-friendly vessels, and contribute to the realization of a carbon neutral society from the port of Yokohama.

Image of A-Tug

* Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) is a cooperating organization for NYK Line and IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd. ClassNK is not subsidized by NEDO.

** Reducing port GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions to zero through sophisticated port functions that realize decarbonization, together with the mass import, storage, and utilization of next-generation energy such as ammonia and hydrogen.

City of Yokohama press release
Please refer to the following link for the City of Yokohama press release.

Overview of each company

<NYK Line>
Headquarters: Tokyo
President: Hitoshi Nagasawa

<IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd.>
Headquarter: Tokyo
President: Masao Akamatsu

<Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)>
Headquarter: Tokyo
President & CEO: Hiroaki Sakashita


NYK Line
Corporate Communication Group, Media Relations Team
Telephone: +81-3-3284-5177; email: NYKJP.ML.MEDIA@nykgroup.com

IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd. Administration Division,
Telephone: +81-3-4366-1203; email: ips-webmaster1@ihi-g.com

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK),Public Relations Team
Telephone: +81-3-5226-2047; e-mail: eod@classnk.or.jp

Overview of NEDO project
This project is being implemented with the support of NEDO. Please refer to the following URL for an overview of the project.

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