First LPG Dual-Fuel VLGC “Lupinus Planet” delivered

On September 22nd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) took delivery of Lupinus Planet, a VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier). The vessel was built at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Industries Ltd. and will be managed by NYK Shipmanagement PTE LTD (NYKSM).


The vessel will be NYK’s first liquified petroleum gas (LPG) dual-fuel VLGC. When LPG is used as fuel, exhaust gas from the ordered VLGC will contain at least 85% less sulfur oxide (SOx) and 15% less carbon dioxide (CO2) compared to conventional VLGCs equipped with fuel-oil engines.


On February 3, 2021, NYK released the “NYK Group ESG Story,” which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy and promotes activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through business activities. On March 24, 2022, NYK released the updated “NYK Group ESG Story 2022,” which introduces initiatives for integrating ESG into the Group’s management strategies set forth in the "NYK Group ESG Story" and provides a partial explanation of the Group’s sustainable growth strategy from a long-term perspective.


As part of the NYK Group, NYKSM will continue to strive optimal balance between the environment and the economy to contribute to a sustainable society.

Lupinus Planet (VLGC)
Lupinus Planet (VLGC)

- Outline of Vessel

Length overall: 229.90 meters

Breadth: 37.20 meters

Depth: 21.90 meters

Summer draft: 11.60 meters

Tank capacity: approx. 86,500 cubic meters (includes the on-deck tank capacity of 2,500 cubic meters)


<The NYK Group ESG Story>

A guideline detailing concrete efforts to integrate ESG into management strategies of the NYK Group. Details: https://www.nyk.com/english/news/2021/esg-story_01.html


<The NYK Group ESG Story 2022>

Details: https://www.nyk.com/english/news/2022/20220324_01.html