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LNG-fueled Tugboat Sakigake Conducts Final LNG Bunkering

To be converted to ammonia-fueled tugboat

On July 25, the LNG-fueled tugboat Sakigake, operated in Tokyo Bay by the NYK Group’s Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha, conducted its last bunkering at Yokohama Shinko pier as a vessel fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Sakigake is scheduled to undergo conversion work in fiscal 2023 and will be re-commissioned the following fiscal year as an ammonia-fueled tugboat with even lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

LNG bunkering (1)

LNG bunkering (2)

On the same day, a ceremony was held in Yokohama to commemorate the last LNG bunkering by the vessel. More information about the ceremony can be found in Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha's press release at the below link.

URL: https://www.snkaiyosha.co.jp/index.html (Japanese)

The NYK Group will continue to promote the further development 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.

On March 10, 2023, the NYK Group released its medium-term management plan “Sail Green, Drive Transformations 2026 — A Passion for Planetary Wellbeing.” The NYK Group is promoting growth strategies with ESG at the core, based on the Group’s mission statement of “Bringing value to life” and a new corporate vision for 2030, which reads, “we go beyond the scope of a comprehensive global logistics enterprise to co-create value required for the future by advancing our core business and growing new ones.”

The NYK Group has launched its new "NYK GREEN EARTH" brand to emphasize the Group’s ESG efforts to create new value initiatives for low carbon and decarbonization through green businesses, such as those related to a shift to next-generation fuels. The Group will encourage new value creation as a sustainable solution provider to strongly promote ESG management.

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