Third successful marine biofuel trial for NYK

November 23, 2021 |

In Singapore, bulk carrier Frontier Sky, which is owned by NYK and operated by Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd., has conducted a trial use of biofuel to transport cargo provided by Tata Steel Limited, the major steel manufacturer in India. This is the third successful trial use of biofuel by an NYK vessel.

In this test voyage, the vessel was fueled with biofuel by Toyota Tsusho Petroleum Pte. Ltd. at the port of Singapore on November 14 and a test voyage was conducted on a route to the port of Dhamra, India.

This test voyage was realized by matching the objectives of Tata Steel, which aims to decarbonize marine transportation in the supply chain, and NYK, which wanted to further verify the safety and quantity of GHG reduction following the company’s second successful trial use of biofuel. NYK provided technical support, such as biofuel refueling arrangements and engine operation planning, and Tata NYK provided operational cooperation for the test voyage. The knowledge gained from this test voyage will be shared among Tata Steel, NYK, and Tata NYK the three companies will continue to collaborate with Tata Steel in an effort toward decarbonization.

Going forward, the NYK Group will further examine biofuel greater use within the group’s fleet, as it seeks to provide maximum solutions for our customers’ drive toward decarbonization and further expand our efforts regardless of industry or region.

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