Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (‘K’ Line) has sealed a timecharter contract with compatriot trading house Mitsui & Co for an LNG carrier.
The LNG carrier, to be built by Imabari Shipbuilding, will ship cargo from the Cameron LNG project in the United States to Japan and elsewhere.
It will be legally owned by Trinity LNG Transport, a joint venture of ‘K’ Line, Mitsui & Co, and Imabari Shipbuilding.
The 178,000m³ ship is the last of eight vessels that Mitsui & Co have fixed with compatriot shipping companies, including NYK Line and Mitsui OSK Lines, to export gas from the Cameron LNG project.
The vessel is planned to be delivered in 2020, and will be operated for 25 years.
It will be loaded with an environmentally friendly electronically controlled dual fuel gas injection diesel engine.