NYK and TB Global Technologies (TBG) have entered a basic agreement to collaborate on developing Japan’s first bunkering boom for ammonia ship-to-ship fuel supply. This joint effort aims to improve the safety of supplying ammonia, a highly toxic substance, to ships. TBG’s technology will be used to prevent leaks of the liquid during the transfer process. A bunkering boom is a system of rigid pipes and hoses connecting a bunkering vessel to another vessel for fuel supply. NYK will contribute its expertise and data from the development of its ammonia bunkering vessel and knowledge gained from operating Japan’s first LNG bunkering vessel.