Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has announced that construction has now started on the LNG-powered car carrier that it ordered from Imabari Shipbuilding in December 2018.
In a statement issued yesterday (28 November), “K” Line added that the ‘expected completion will be in the fall of 2020’.
‘By building LNG-fueled car carrier vessels,’ said “K” Line, ‘we are actively responding to a wide variety of transportation needs from customers both domestic and overseas, while responding to the growing need for environmental friendliness, and contribute to a sustainable society through high-quality transportation.’
As further evidence of its commitment to LNG as a marine fuel, “K” Line has also become involved on the supply side. In addition to the update on the LNG-powered car carrier, “K” Line also issued a statement yesterday confirming that it has concluded a ship management agreement with FueLNG for what it anticipates will be ‘Singapore’s first LNG bunker vessel’.