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Tata Steel 1st co to use LNG powered bulk carrier

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Tata Steel has adopted various “industry first” initiatives in sustainability. Reiterating its commitment to a sustainable future, Tata Steel becomes the first Indian company to import cargo on bulk carrier that uses LNG as fuel instead of traditional VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil). 

This groundbreaking vessel sets a new benchmark for sustainable shipping practices in India and marks a significant milestone in the country’s maritime sector.

Recently, cape vessel “MV Ubuntu Unity” successfully berthed at Dhamra Port to discharge 1,65,700 metric tons of coal. 

The vessel was received at port by Mr. Ranjan Sinha, Chief Group Shipping, Tata Steel, along with other senior executives of Tata Steel and Dhamra Port.

Going forward, Tata Steel plans to import 1 million tons of coking coal in FY24 from Australia in such LNG powered vessels. Dhamra Port also extended special privilege to the LNG vessel thereby contributing to Tata Steel’s quest to lower Scope 3 emission.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the vessel significantly reduces carbon emissions thereby aligning with global efforts to reduce climate change.

MV Ubuntu Unity loaded coal from Gladstone port and sailed off on July 1, 2023. She used LNG during its ballast leg (Tianjin to Gladstone) and a mix of LNG and traditional fuel during its laden leg (Gladstone to Dhamra).

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