The world’s first tanker carrying liquid hydrogen successfully delivered its cargo from Australia to Japan.
The tanker was first set afloat in Japan in December, 2019. The diesel-electric, 116-meter-long and 19-meter-wide tanker was manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries. In 2020 the tanker got ready to be operated, when the 1250 m3, double-walled, vacuum-insulated hydrogen container was built in – ensuring the special storage of the hydrogen. The tanker, called Suiso Frontier, got back to Japan with its cargo in February, 2022. The round trip between Japan and Australia took 2 months. Japan decided to use hydrogen as an alternative energy source because the geographic capacities of the country do not make the installation of solar and wind plants possible.