K Line to develop car carrier sailing on ammonia

Alongside shipbuilder Shin Kurushima Dock, K Line means to develop a concept for a car-carrying vessel that can use ammonia as fuel.

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Japanese shipping company K Line plans to develop a car carrier sailing on ammonia in collaboration with shipbuilder Shin Kurushima Dock, the former writes in a press release.

Together, the two companies will develop a concept for an operational ammonia vessel, which also addresses the special risks tied to ammonia as ship fuel, as the substance is toxic.

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