American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has given approval in principle for an ammonia bunkering vessel design being developed by partners Mitsui OSK Lines, Itochu Corp and Sembcorp Marine.

If built, it will be the first vessel of its kind. The project is part of a joint development study on an ammonia fuel supply chain in Singapore.

MOL, which already has experience of LNG bunkering vessels, said it will play a leading role in the project with its partners in the LNG bunkering business in Singapore: TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Pavilion Energy Singapore.