– Developing an LNG Fuel Supply Terminal and Promoting the Use of Natural Gas –
Yoshiro Tominari President Toho Gas and Junichiro Ikeda President & CEO MOL today announced the implementation of a demonstration test to supply LNG to the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin in the Port of Nagoya. This marked the first LNG bunkering in the Port of Nagoya and the test confirmed that LNG can be safely supplied to vessels at the port.
LNG was transported via truck from the Toho Gas Chita-Midorihama LNG Terminal and supplied with a truck-to-ship system to Ishin.
Also cooperating in the demonstration test were, Niyac Corporation which provides LNG land transport for Toho Gas, MOL Marine Co., Ltd. and Nihon-Tug-Boat Co., Ltd. who operates Ishin.
Based on the findings of the demonstration test, Toho Gas and MOL will continue working to reduce the environmental impact of the maritime industry by promoting the use of LNG fuel for vessels calling at the Port of Nagoya.
From the left: Toho Gas, Executive Vice President, Shinji Niwa, MOL, Executive Vice President, Takeshi Hashimoto