On Might 10, 2021, the methanol-dual fueled chemical tanker Takaroa Solar, owned by NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd. participated in what’s touted because the world’s first barge-to-ship bunkering of methanol gas.
The bunkering of methanol gas was carried out in Rotterdam port beneath the management of the charterer Waterfront Shipping Company Limited, along with the cooperation of the Port of Rotterdam, Royal Vopak N.V., and TankMatch B.V.
Methanol gas produces as much as 15% much less carbon emissions throughout combustion than typical gas oil and reduces sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by roughly 99%. Particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are considerably decreased as nicely. Methanol is predicted to be one of many next-generation fuels for future ships that can have a low environmental influence.