Sumitomo Corp is including Turkey in its worldwide efforts to promote LNG as a shipping fuel for the future.

The Japanese trading giant struck a cooperation agreement with Turkish state energy company Botas and local Arkas Holding to introduce LNG bunkering in Turkey.

The three parties announced their cooperation on Wednesday, without detailing much about what the deal actually entails or how it will move forward.

The long-term object of the partnership is to turn Turkey into a natural gas hub in the Mediterranean.