The ships are due for delivery in 2024-5. Image Credit: NYK Line
Japanese shipping firm NYK Line has ordered four LNG-fuelled bulk carriers.
The ships are due for delivery in 2024-5 and will be built by Japan Shipyard, Namura Shipbuilding and China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the company said in a statement on its website on Friday.
"We have positioned the LNG-fuelled vessel as one of the bridge solutions for the realization of future zero-emission vessels," the company said in the statement.
"We will continue to systematically and gradually introduce LNG fuel vessels until the realization of zero-emission vessels that use marine fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia, which have a lower environmental impact."
The company has been an investor in a range of decarbonisation technologies for shipping, working on battery-powered propulsion as trying out biofuels and investigating methanol and other fuels.