Japan’s K Line is aiming to have an ammonia-fuelled newcastlemax bulker in the water in 2026.

The shipowner is working with compatriot owner NS United on the project for the 200,000-dwt ship, which has now won approval in principle (AiP) from class society NKK.

Itochu Corp, Nihon Shipyard and Mitsui E&S Machinery are also involved in the work.