A pioneering liquefied hydrogen carrier (LHC) is being readied to leave Japan on its maiden voyage to Australia to load its first cargo.

Reuters quoted a Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) spokesperson as saying the 1,250-cbm Suiso Frontier, which is currently at the Kobe Airport hydrogen terminal, could leave Japan on the 9,000 km (5,592 mile) 16-day voyage to the port of Hastings in Australia later in December, depending on the pandemic.