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Japan firms seek role in S'pore's LNG bunkering

Mitsui OSK Lines confirms interest in Republic's pilot LNG bunkering ops; Marubeni potentially tying up with NYK for joint application with MPA for third LNG bunkering licence

Shipping firms with global footprint such as MOL and NYK Line are racing against time to explore bunkering alternatives that will help comply with the International Maritime Organization's sulphur cap.


JAPAN'S top shipping and trading companies are eyeing an early foothold in Singapore's nascent LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunkering market.

Close observers of the LNG bunker trade have identified top Japanese shipping firms Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and NYK Line and a third