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Climate Change

Nippon Yusen to order 12 LNG-fueled car transporters for $912m

Japan shipper is responding to automakers' aims to cut emissions in supply chains

Vehicle transporters that use traditional fossil fuels produce 25% more carbon emissions than LNG-fueled carriers. (Photo by H.aruga)

TOKYO -- Japan's maritime shipper Nippon Yusen will invest over 100 billion yen ($912 million) in 12 new vehicle transporters fueled by liquefied natural gas, as auto manufacturers seek to reduce carbon dioxide emission in their supply chains, Nikkei has learned.

Nippon Yusen's order is the biggest in Japan for LNG-fueled ships. Such ships are expected to produce 25% less carbon dioxide emissions compared with current transporters fueled by petrol.

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