A pilot liquified hydrogen carrier (LHC) has arrived at its load port in Australia after a maiden voyage from Japan in preparation for a first cargo shipment of the potential future fuel.

The 1,250-cbm Suiso Frontier (built 2021), which is the vessel central to the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain Project, left Kobe in southern Japan on 24 December and berthed at Hastings, near Melbourne in southeast Australia on 20 January after a 9,000 km (5,592 mile) 16-day voyage.