1983: Completion of BISHU MARU (first generation), Japan’s first LNG carrier
Since completing construction of BISHU MARU (first generation), Japan’s first LNG carrier, in 1983, “K” LINE (which also owns and operates that vessel), has been a pioneer in the nation’s energy transportation sector.
LNG, a natural gas, is attracting attention as an environmentally friendly, clean form of energy, and we have expanded our fleet to meet growing worldwide demand.
In addition to Japan, our LNG fleet is actively involved in LNG projects all over the world.
The Company’s LNG carrier business history continues unabated, with the birth of the second generation BISHU MARU in 2017.
BISHU MARU (second generation)
LNG Carrier Fleet Expansion History
Indonesia - Badak Ⅱ / 3 vessels
Indonesia - Arun Ⅱ / 4 vessels
North West Shelf (Western Australia) / 2 vessels
Indonesia - Badak Ⅳ / 1 vessel
Qatargas / 10 vessels
India - Petronet / 2 vessels
Qatar - RasGas Ⅱ / 4 vessels
Norway - Snohvit / 2 vessels
Russia - Sakhalin Ⅱ / 1 vessel
Indonesia - Tangguh / 3 vessels
Qatar - RasGas Ⅲ / 8 vessels
JERA / 2 vessels
INPEX / 1 vessel
INPEX・TOTAL joint venture / 1 vessel
BP / 2 vessels