05 December 2023
K-Line and Shin Kurushima Dock have joint Approval in Principle (AIP) from ClassNK for a new Ammonia Fuelled Car Carrier.
Ammonia fuel does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2) during combustion. Hence, it is attracting attention as a future marine fuel that will greatly contribute to IMO’s goal of GHG reduction. A total GHG emissions reduction by 50% from the 2008 level.
The two companies formulated a potential risk assessment and safety measures for using ammonia as a fuel. Thus, they worked on the development of an ammonia fuelled ship that can;
- Reduce environmental impact
- Meet actual operational requirements
While watching international regulations tendency of Ammonia fueled and infrastructure situation, K-line plans to study ammonia fueled vessels in more detail.
K Line Future
K-Line has revised a part of its long-term environmental guideline, “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050*1, and has set a new goal for 2050 ” to achieve net-zero GHG emissions”. The world is facing an urgent need to strengthen its measures against climate change. Thus, governments and industries are accelerating their efforts to achieve net-zero GHG emissions in 2050.
Under such circumstances, K-Line group is challenging to achieve a higher goal of “Net Zero GHG Emissions in 2050”, and this research is one of the initiatives that will lead to the goal in 2050.
As a comprehensive logistics group based on the shipping industry, it will continue to work to reduce its environmental impact. Therefore, realizing a sustainable society and increasing its corporate value, based on its corporate philosophy of “contributing to the enrichment of people’s lives”.
Source: K line
See also: World’s First Ammonia Conversion Project