LNG-fueled car carrier CERULEAN ACE delivered

MOL moves steadily toward goal of 90 LNG/methanol-fueled vessels by 2030

LNG-fueled car carrier CERULEAN ACE delivered

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced that on March 13, the LNG-fueled car carrier CERULEAN ACE was delivered at the Onishi Shipyard of Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. 

The vessel will transport cars, including those produced by Mazda Motor Corporation.

MOL has decided to operate 14 new LNG-fueled car carriers and the CERULEAN ACE is the first of 11 to be built in Japan under the “BLUE” series. The use of LNG fuel reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by about 25-30%, sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by about 98%, and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by about 85% compared to comparable vessels using conventional fuel oil.

CERULEAN ACE Specifications

  • Ship type: 7,050RT type LNGDF car carrier (high-pressure main engine)
  • Shipyard: Shin Kurushima Dockyard, Onishi Shipyard
  • LOA: 199.95m
  • Breadth: 38.00m
  • Capacity: 7,050 units