Kaguya Conducts Japan's First Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering
On October 20, the LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) Kaguya, owned by Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation, supplied LNG fuel to an NYK pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) “Sakura Leader” at the berth of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (head office: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture) — the first time in Japan for LNG fuel to be supplied to a vessel via Ship-to-Ship bunkering.
The LNG fuel supplied by Kaguya was loaded at JERA’s Kawagoe Thermal Power Station prior to this Ship-to-Ship bunkering. Kaguya, Japan’s first LBV, is operated by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan Corporation. The vessel will be based at Kawagoe Thermal Power Station and will soon begin supplying LNG fuel to ships in the Chubu region using Ship-to-Ship bunkering.