First tanker carrying liquid hydrogen successfully

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.