MOL is based in Japan. File Image / Pixabay
Japanese shipping company MOL is seeking to have at least 90 LNG-fuelled ships in its fleet by 2030.
The company has just ordered four more gas-powered car carriers from Shin Kurushima Dockyard, it said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. The ships are due for delivery from 2024.
The firm is 'progressing' towards the 90-vessel target, it said.
"MOL is accelerating its preparations for the launch of environment-friendly vessels using not only LNG fuel but also biofuels, which are reaching the practical application stage, while continuing to research the use of ammonia and other next-generation fuels," the company said in the statement.
"It will make further efforts with the aim of becoming the company of choice for various stakeholders, by delivering a new value—zero-emission transport of cars."