Tsuneishi Shipbuilding partners Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center

Japanese company Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a mission ambassador.

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding

The center is a not-for-profit, independent research and development center looking to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero future for the maritime industry.

It delivers independent analyses of how the transition is progressing and publishes clear, data-driven recommendations for accelerating maritime decarbonization.

Furthermore, the center applies a holistic approach and promotes sustainable pathways that take environmental and social aspects into consideration, recognizing that the transition must be safe and just for all.

The center engages in R&D and practical application of alternative fuels such as ammonia, methanol, and biofuels, as well as new ship operating technology with focus on achieving zero carbon shipping by 2050.

The entire supply chain is making efforts to develop technology to overcome the issues that these initiatives face, such as technology, supply capacity, and economy, with the objective of driving practical applications.

“We at TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING have declared “establishment of ESG management and a competitive advantage” as our medium-term business plan. Starting by taking orders for methanol-fueled ships, we plan to accelerate the shift to dual-fuel ships using new fuels when building new ships,” the company noted.

“Through initiatives with The Center, we will boost implementation of new technologies and enhance cooperation with other Center Partners, leading the decarbonization of the shipbuilding and shipping industries as an environmentally-friendly company.”

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding engages in shipbuilding and repairs, and is the anchor company of the TSUNEISHI Group, which conducts business mainly in the shipbuilding industry and maritime transport.

With manufacturing bases in Japan, the Philippines, and China, the company builds bulk carriers, container carriers, tankers, etc.

Recently, the Japanese company signed a contract with German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) for a methanol-powered engine to be installed on a 65,700 dwt bulk carrier.

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