World’s 1st Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Picks Maiden Cargo

The Suiso Frontier, the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, will set sail from Australia to Japan with its first LH2 shipment, marking a milestone for the HESC project.

A ceremony at Port of Hastings marked the Suiso Frontier‘s arrival from Japan to Australia. Back in December, the world’s first LH2 carrier left Japan to pick up its first cargo in Australia.

The vessel will transport the hydrogen from the Port of Hastings in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula to Kobe, Japan. 

The event represents a key milestone in the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project. Therefore, it signifies the start of a major new energy export industry for Australia. 

The HESC pilot is the first project to make and transport LH2 between two countries by sea. It is developing a complete H2 supply chain; creating hydrogen gas via the gasification of Latrobe Valley coal, transporting it to the Port of Hastings for liquefaction, and shipping it to Japan. 

The vessel is to deliver the first shipment later this year. This is to particularly demonstrate that making, liquefying, and transporting H2 is possible.-World Maritime News