Kyokuyo's compact gas carriers are playing active roles in the gas distribution around the globe.
There has never been a time when energy system transformation is as much a topic of conversation as it is today. With the rise of renewable energy and the development of battery technology, the energy structure is undergoing a period of upheaval on a global scale.
Although derived from fossil fuels, LPG contains almost no sulfur or other pollutants and emits fewer GHGs than coal or oil, making it an affordable and reliable energy source with good combustion efficiency. It is also to be noted that the gas is easy to handle and transport, with the little centralized infrastructure required.
Kyokuyo began building liquefied gas carriers in the 1980s. In response to the increasing capacity of small LPG carriers, which were mostly 3,500m3 before, and the rapidly growing global demand for LPG transport, we entered this sector in earnest in 2010 and beyond. Today, gas carriers have become one of our core products.
Liquefied gas carriers are classified into three types (pressurized, semi-refrigerated, and full-refrigerated) based on their cargo storage system. Kyokuyo builds two types: pressurized type, which transports gas at ambient temperature using high-pressure tanks, and semi-refrigerated type, which liquefies gas by cooling, in addition to compression. While the main cargoes for both types are propane or butane, they can carry, depending on the specifications, other substances like VCM and ammonia.
Liquefied gases are consumed everywhere in the world, and their supply sources are also found throughout the world. Kyokuyo's gas carriers are typically operated by leading international shipping companies to play a part in the seaborne gas distribution network in Asia, Africa, Europe, and other parts of the world.
To meet a wide variety of transportation needs, we currently offer four standard designs. For details please contact us!
Statistics for Liquefied Gas Carriers built by Kyokuyo after 2000. Figures E.E.O.E.