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Climate Change

Japan shipbuilding pins comeback hopes on zero-emissions vessels

Imabari in race against Chinese and South Korean rivals as market goes greener

Imabari Shipbuilding runs the Saijo shipyard in western Japan. The company will start building large shipping vessels that run on clean-burning ammonia.

TOKYO -- With decarbonization emerging as a priority in the traditionally emissions-heavy shipping industry, Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding aims to launch a cargo vessel that runs entirely on ammonia by 2026.

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