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Japan’s 1st Hydrogen and Bio Fuel Hybrid Passenger Ship ‘Hanaria’ Starts Service in Kitakyushu

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April 10, 2024

MOTENA-Sea, Ltd.

MOTENA-Sea, Ltd. (President: Kazutoshi Takao; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) today announced that the hybrid passenger ship Hanaria, which uses hydrogen and biodiesel as fuels, started service in Kitakyushu.

“Hanaria,” a hybrid passenger ship that can use hydrogen and biodiesel as fuel

1st floor passenger cabin, featuring 98” monitor in front


2nd floor (Face Moji Port from your seat)

This is the first passenger ship in Japan that can select propulsion energy from hydrogen fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, and biodiesel fuel, achieving a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction rate of 53%-100% compared to conventional fossil-fueled vessels of the same class.

The ship’s first-floor passenger cabin features a large 98-inch monitor and projector in the front, opening up a wide range of applications beyond transportation, such as events, environmental education, and venues for international conferences. In addition, the second-floor passenger cabins are designed so passengers can enjoy cruising while feeling the breeze from the ship’s deck.

Passengers can enjoy a variety of cruise routes, such as the “Worship Cruise,” which visits the three shrines facing the Kanmon Straits, Mekari-Jinja, Akama Jingu, and Kameyama Hachimangu Shrine; the “Kanmon Straits Cruise,” which visits famous landmarks such as Kanmon Bridge, which connects Honshu and Kyushu; and the “Factory Night View Cruise”, showcasing nighttime views of industrial heritage sites.

Cruise tickets are available for reservation.Please check the following website for details.

[MOTENA-Sea website]