Eco Act (Environmental Achievement)
Our Eco Act
Concluding long-term charter agreement for methanol-fueled chemical tankers
In 2022, we will start owning and managing 2 MR-sized methanol tankers.
These tankers are equipped with a dual-fuel engine that enables the vessels to be powered not only by marine fuel oil but also methanol, which is known as an eco-friendly fuel.
The dual-fuel engine for the new ships will , when running with methanol, reduces sulphur oxides (SOx) by approximately 99 percent, as well as particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). This enables the vessels to meet important environmental regulations et by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), such as SOx Global Cap regulations enforced in 2020.
Shipping service for low-carbon solutions
As a member of the supply chain for low-carbon solutions, our Ultramax bulk carrier "GREEN GENIE" built in 2020 will serve for a long-term contract carrying wood pellets from various sources around the world to biomass power plants in Japan.
LNG Carrier in Service
In 2019, we started owning and managing a 174,000 membrane-typed LNG carrier.This LNG Carrier is equipped with a dual-fuel engine (X-DF Engine) that enables the vessels to be powered not only by marine fuel oil but also boil-off gas generated from vaporized LNG during her voyage.
The dual-fuel engine is an eco-friendly engine that reduces emissions of CO2 by approximately 30%, nitrogen oxides (NOx) by up-to 80% percent, and sulfur oxides (SOx) almost down to zero.
Approach to the Ship Recycling Convention
In preparation for the Ship Recycling Convention which will become effective in 2020, our LPG VLGC "BW TOKYO" built in 2009 was the first NK Class vessel to receive this licence thanks to special cooperation from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Installation of scrubbers
Ahead of the 2020 restrictions on SOx, we have already equipped two vessels with scrubber technology to reduce SOx and air pollutants. We plan to also actively equip our vessels with new technology for environmental conservation in the future.
Meiji shipping group original marine pollution control measures
Our group ship management company, MMS, adopts its own particilar method of preventing marine pollution by us of OCM (Oil Contamination Monitor) equipment. Any oily water with a concentration of more than 15ppm cannot be released into the sea and is normally stored onboard. On our vessels we have special equipment to completely incinerate this waste.