MOL plans four 20,000 TEU LNG mega-ships
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the largest and oldest of Japan’s international ocean carrier companies, has got the green light for four LNG-powered 20,000 TEU container-ships that have been under construction with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
DNVGL, a registrar and classification society headquartered in Germany, has approved plans for the series of container-ships.
Construction of the vessels began in 2015 after MOL anticipated using LNG as a fuel.
Global regulations on exhaust emissions are becoming tighter for merchant vessels due to more action being taken by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), other specialized international bodies and countries all over the world.