Yukichi Takaoka is Senior Staff Officer in Technology Development Dep. , HySTRA in Japan. He has over 25 years’ experience for structural design of gas carriers (tankers) at Kawasaki Heavy Industries KHI). Since 2012 after he joined hydrogen R & D project at KHI, he has developed and been designing a liquefied hydrogen (LH2) carrier, which will be used in a pilot Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project between Australia and Japan, aiming at her safety operation in 2021. He has also joined the rule-making discussions for liquefied hydrogen carriers developed based on the IGC code since the beginning.