Hong Kong’s Pacific Basin Shipping is stepping up its decarbonisation efforts in cooperation with Japan’s Nihon Shipyard and trader Mitsui & Co.

The shipowner said the partners will investigate the development of zero-emission vessels and investment in future fuels-related bunkering infrastructure.

Nihon Shipyard, a partnership between Japan’s two largest shipbuilders, Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United, is focusing on the design and construction of eco-friendly ships for a zero-emission future, Pacific Basin added.