Japanese trading house Marubeni and energy giant Eneos are set to order a dual-fuel ethylene carrier as part of their carbon-neutral strategy.

The ship — the specifics of which have yet to be revealed — will be long-term chartered to Marubeni when it is delivered, which is due in 2024.

The companies, which are both long-term suppliers of ethylene, said they have been investigating the potential for carbon neutralisation in the supply chain.