Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Line and FueLNG have carried out the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering of a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) in Singapore.

Completed with FueLNG Bellina and the PCTC Jasmine Leader, the bunkering operation was conducted according to Singapore’s Technical Reference 56 for LNG Bunkering.

This is a crucial standard under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s framework for safe LNG bunkering operations, stated the company.

FueLNG is a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum.

NYK fuel procurement executive officer Yuji Nishijima said: “We are delighted to have achieved the first PCTC LNG bunkering in Singapore through Jasmine Leader.

“This marks a significant step towards achieving our long-term target of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the NYK Group’s oceangoing businesses, and we are grateful to FueLNG and the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore for their collaboration and support in making this possible.”

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FueLNG chairman and Shell Downstream LNG head Tahir Faruqui said: “This achievement highlights FueLNG’s commitment to advancing the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, and we are pleased to work with NYK to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of this technology for a large-scale PCTC in Singapore.”

Last week, Jasmine Leader, which is claimed to be one of the largest PCTCs in the world, reached the port of Hiroshima, Japan.