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Japan's No. 2 shipbuilder to start making LNG-fueled vessels

JMU counts on environmental angle to counter Chinese and Korean rivals

 A Japan Marine United shipyard in Tsu, Mie prefecture, where LNG-fueled ships will be built. (Photo courtesy of Japan Marine United)

TOKYO -- Japan Marine United, the country's second-largest shipbuilder, will start constructing vessels fueled by liquefied natural gas, considered a transitional technology as the industry aims for full decarbonization.

Amid intensifying competition with Chinese and Korean players, JMU hopes to take advantage of environmentally friendly technology to capture demand.

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