Green Bunkering: Consort Bunkers Partners with ClassNK, Yanmar, Taiko

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consort bunkers order six methanol bunker vessels

Consort Bunkers Pte. Ltd., ClassNK, Yanmar Asia (Singapore) Corporation Pte Ltd, and Taiko Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate the introduction of more bunker vessels capable of handling alternative fuels.

Singapore-based Consort Bunkers has placed an order with COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Guandong) Co., Ltd. to construct four 7,999 DWT IMO Type 2 tankers, ready for biofuel and methanol bunkering. Including their previous orders, a total of 13 biofuel/methanol bunkering tankers, totaling over 90,000 DWT, will join Consort’s fleet.

ClassNK has been providing surveys and audits, Yanmar Asia has been providing main and generator engines, and Taiko Asia has been supplying cargo pump packages and various pump packages for the engine and pump rooms of the majority of Consort Bunkers fleet for over a decade. Consort Bunkers has appointed them to take on the same roles for this upcoming multi-fuel bunkering ships project.

The parties have signed an MOU for cooperation and partnership regarding this upcoming project and future projects, including alternative fuels bunkering vessels. Under the MOU, all parties agreed to leverage their strong relationships and respective expertise to complete Consort’s fleet renewal and expansion project, including new fuel bunkering vessels, and to contribute to the regional and global implementation of alternative fuel use.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. S. K. Yeo, Director/General Manager of Consort Bunkers said “Establishing infrastructure capable of refueling alternative fuels is essential for realizing the decarbonization of ships. Our biofuel and methanol bunkering tankers reflect our commitment to respond to growing needs in this field quickly and sufficiently. With our trusted partners ClassNK, Yanmar Asia, and Taiko Asia, we will continue to increase our engagement to offer any necessary bunkering options for the industry.”

Mr. Yasushi Seto, Regional Manager of Southeast Asia and Oceania at ClassNK said “We are honored to strengthen the good and long relationship among the parties, and we are excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the supply chain for advancing the decarbonization of maritime transportation.”

About ClassNK

Established in 1899, ClassNK is a classification society dedicated to safety and environmental protection through third-party certification. ClassNK conducts diverse technical services, including surveys and classifications of ships and marine structures based on its own rules and international conventions on behalf of more than 100 flag states, as well as management system certifications in line with ISO and other industry standards. ClassNK is committed to providing the industry with full support to tackle digitalization and decarbonization challenges through expanding certification services and R&D with industry partners.

About Consort Bunkers

Consort Bunkers Pte Ltd is one of the leading independent bunkers suppliers in Singapore, with over 30 years of experience in bunker trade, barging, and shipping logistics. Consort Bunkers has established itself as a trusted and dependable brand name in the world’s premier bunkering ports. The company currently owns and time-charters a fleet of 13 bunkering vessels in seven ports – Singapore, Fujairah, Dubai, Khor Fakkan, Abu Dhabi, Zhoushan, and Ningbo.

In 2023, Consort Bunkers was one of the pioneers in preparing for green energy and constructing methanol-ready IMO Type II chemical tankers, expected to be delivered between H2 2024 and H1 2025. These six 6,500 DWT chemical tankers mark the start of a new chapter – venturing into green energy. Widely recognized as an innovative and forward-looking company, Consort Bunkers constantly strives for excellence in bunkering services and technology by providing premier bunkering barges to serve the industry. Our modern and young fleet of sophisticated vessels is a testament to our commitment.

About Yanmar

Founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of practical size in 1933. A pioneer in diesel engine technology, Yanmar is a global innovator in a wide range of industrial equipment, from small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, and construction equipment, to energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components. Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains. On land, at sea, and in cities, Yanmar provides advanced solutions to the challenges customers face, towards realizing a sustainable future.

About Taiko

With a 60-year history of developing and manufacturing marine pumps, TAIKO continues to support voyages across the seven seas. Our marine pumps offer the advantage of a wide variety of options in one package, providing simplicity and efficiency in product procurement, specification discussion, and design communication. Additionally, we have begun handling equipment other than pumps, such as cargo control systems and energy-saving cooling water pump systems, increasing the added value for our customers.

Taiko aggressively develop world markets by leveraging state-of-the-art technology that was originally developed through serving the Japanese shipbuilding industry. About 100,000 vessels over 100 GT navigate oceans around the world, and marine pumps are indispensable for safe voyages, requiring high reliability. Marine pumps that meet the rigorous demands of the Japanese shipbuilding industry are now being recognized as a global brand. Each TAIKO product meets the highest performance standards, ensuring toughness, effectiveness, energy efficiency, and reliability.

Source ClassNK