Deal with Naikai Zosen

MOL orders two eco-friendly ferries

by Port News Editorial Staff

MITSUI OSK Lines has signed a deal with shipbuilder Naikai Zosen to build two ferries running on LNG  that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 35%.

Both ships will be delivered in 2025. They  will have  a special aerodynamic shape, with a rounded bow that can use diagonal headwinds to facilitate propulsion.

To further reduce CO2 emissions, the vessels will be equipped with high-performance, high-efficiency engines and an energy-saving system developed by Naikai Zosen.

MOL said that compared to marine fuel oil, LNG reduces CO2 emissions by about 25%, sulfur dioxide by up to 100% and nitrogen oxide by about 85%. This will consent  a significant reduction in a ship’s environmental impact.

Translation by Giles Foster

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