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Japanese companies collaborate to expand LNG bunker fuel market

Japanese companies have signed an MOU to collaborate on commercialising and expanding the LNG bunker fuel market
By Staff reporter 7 August 2018 0 32045

Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saibu Gas, Chugoku Electric Power and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha to collaborate on commercialising and expanding the LNG bunker fuel market in Japan, according to Platts.

Japan is working on offering LNG bunkering in the port of Yokohama and hopes to expand the use of LNG as a marine fuel before the International Maritime Organization restrictions on sulphur emissions from ships come into force in 2020.