May 24, 2022 | Marine environment & clean shipping news

NYK Line, IHI Power Systems, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with City of Yokohama for the acceptance of an ammonia-fuelled tugboat (A-Tug) at the port of Yokohama.

The conclusion of this MoU is part of the Green Innovation Fund project within Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) for the development of vessels equipped with a domestically produced ammonia-fuelled engine, adopted in October 2021 for NYK Line and IHI Power Systems.

The MoU includes the following:

  1. Realisation of smooth acceptance of A-Tug at the port of Yokohama
  2. Supply of fuel to A-Tug at the port of Yokohama
  3. PR to citizens to affect efforts to reduce environmental load
  4. Other matters related to the business of the parties

The City of Yokohama is pursuing decarbonisation at its port as the city works to realise a carbon neutral port. The parties will work in collaboration with City of Yokohama toward the development and demonstration of A-Tug (scheduled for 2024), promptly welcome environment-friendly vessels, and contribute to the realisation of a carbon neutral society from the port of Yokohama.

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