MITSUI O.S.K Lines has taken delivery of methanol-fuelled methanol carrier Cypress Sun.

The Japanese shipping company said the dual-fuelled methanol carrier can run on either methanol or conventional heavy fuel.

MOL welcomed the ship with a naming ceremony at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea on 17 January.

The ship is to be chartered by MOL from Osaka Shipping Co., while Canada-headquartered Waterfront Shipping Company charters the ship from MOL under a long-term contract.

Cypress Sun is a sister ship to Capilano Sun, which was delivered in 2021 and is also chartered by Waterfront Shipping Company.

MOL claims it operates one of the world’s largest fleets of methanol carriers. It now has 19 in total, including Cypress Sun.

MOL also noted it has been expanding the global fleet of dual-fuelled vessels (running on methanol) since 2016.

The company currently operates five of the 23 methanol dual-fuelled tankers in service worldwide, including Cypress Sun.