The port of Yokohama has a financial support for environment-friendly ships. All ocean going vessels which score 30 points or more on the Environmental Ship Index(ESI) or certified by Green Award Foundation can apply to this program. Visit here for more information. References
Furthermore, the hybridization and electrification of cargo-handling machines, like transfer cranes, are helping to make the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki more eco-friendly. Safer, brighter LED lights illuminate existing terminals and will be standard within terminals constructed in the future. And we’re also making use of renewable energy. Also, we have implemented modal shifts such as the efficient use of coastal feeders, barges, and railways to help us achieve green logistics. This helps us to reduce not only CO2 emissions but also traffic congestion in the capital region and the port areas.
We runs a joint venture company “Ecobunker Shipping Co., Ltd” which will own the LNG bunkering vessel “Ecobunker Tokyo Bay”, with Sumitomo Corporation, Uyeno Transtech Ltd., Development Bank of Japan Inc, as one of the shareholders of the JV.
With the financial support by MLIT, Ecobunker Shipping have ordered an LNG Bunkering Vessel, which will be Asia’s first Bunkering Vessel able to supply both LNG fuel and compliant marine fuel oil, and it is expected to have the world’s largest gross tonnage for such Bunkering Vessel at 4,100 tons.
Each shareholders are undertaking the business of LNG bunkering through Ecobunker Shipping to promote wide spread of eco-friendly bunker and to make Tokyo Bay one of the world’s LNG bunkering hubs, since LNG is the one of the most environmentally-friendly and readily available marine fuel for today.
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