Joint Approval in Principle (AIP) for New Concept Design of Ammonia Fueled Car Carrier

December 8, 2021
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Joint Approval in Principle (AIP) for New Concept Design of Ammonia Fueled Car Carrier
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.(herein called “K” Line) and SHIN KURUSHIMA DOCKYARD CO.,
LTD.(herein called Shin Kurushima Dock) have joint AIP for the concept design of Ammonia
Fueled Car Carrier from NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI(herein called ClassNK).

As ammonia fuel does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2) during combustion, it is attracting
attention as a next-generation marine fuel that will greatly contribute to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) strategic goal of GHG reduction by 2050, which is to reduce total GHG emissions by 50% from the 2008 level.In this joint study, Shin Kurushima Dock, ClassNK and “K” Line formulated a potential risk assessment and safety measures for using ammonia as a fuel. Based on the safety evaluation of ammonia fuel, Shin Kurushima Dock and “K” Line worked on the development of a ship that can both reduce environmental impact and meet actual operational requirements.

While watching international regulations tendency of Ammonia fueled and infrastructure
situation, we are planning to study ammonia fueled vessels in more detail.


“K” Line has revised a part of its long-term environmental guideline, “K” LINE Environmental
Vision 2050*1, and has set a new goal for 2050 ” to achieve net zero GHG emissions”.
The world is facing an urgent need to strengthen its measures to climate change, and
governments and industries are accelerating their efforts to achieve net zero GHG emissions in
2050. Under such circumstances, our group is challenging to achieve a higher goal of “Net Zero
GHG Emissions in 2050”, and this research is one of the initiatives that will lead to the goal in
As a comprehensive logistics group based on the shipping industry, “K” Line Group will
continue to work to reduce its environmental impact in order to realize a sustainable society and
increase its corporate value, based on its corporate philosophy of “contributing to the
enrichment of people’s lives”.