China Merchants yard kicks off work on Eastern Pacific Shipping’s LNG PCTC

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai has started building the sixth LNG-powered pure car and truck carrier for Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping.

The shipbuilder held a keel-laying ceremony on January 15 for the vessel (W0305) with a capacity of 7,000 ceu, it said in a statement.

This is the sixth and the last in this batch of LNG dual-fuel PCTCs CMJL (Weihai) will build for EPS.

CMJL (Weihai) expects to deliver all of the vessels in the next two years.

The shipbuilder owned by China Merchants recently delivered the first ship of its 7000 ceu dual-fuel car carrier series to EPS.

CMA CGM Indianapolis will serve CMA CGM’s unit CEVA Logistics under a charter deal.

At nearly 200 meters in length, the vessel has the capacity to transport 7,000 cars while its deck surface is spread across 12 levels.

With a width of 38 meters, the ship has a gross tonnage of 72,000 tons and will move at a max speed of 19 knots.

The RoRo vessels’ hybrid power system includes both LNG and electric battery capabilities and it is equipped with two 2000 cbm LNG tanks.

Besides these ships, EPS also has LNG-powered PCTCs on order at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Jiangsu.

EPS recently took delivery of the second of ten LNG-powered PCTCs from this yard.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Cedar LNG FID pushed back

Canada’s Pembina Pipeline and the Haisla Nation have again postponed a final investment decision on their Cedar floating LNG...

Sempra targets Cameron LNG expansion FID in H1 2025

US LNG exporter Sempra Infrastructure, a unit of Sempra, expects to take a final investment decision to expand its...

Hoegh secures LNG carrier charter deal

Norwegian FSRU player Hoegh LNG has secured a new charter contract for its 2013-built LNG carrier Hoegh Gandria. Hoegh revealed...

More News Like This

EPS orders two LNG-powered tankers in China

Singapore's Eastern Pacific Shipping has ordered two LNG dual-fuel LR2 oil tankers in China. EPS and CSSC's Guangzhou Shipbuilding International...

CoolCo still in talks to secure work for LNG newbuild duo

LNG carrier operator CoolCo continues to hold talks with charterers to find work for two newbuild LNG vessels it...

Chinese yard delivers LNG-powered ferry to Stena and Marine Atlantic

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai has delivered Stena’s LNG-powered ferry Ala’suinu which will serve Canada’s Marine Atlantic. Sweden’s Stena...

Furetank places order for two more LNG-powered vessels in China

Swedish shipowner Furetank has completed its fleet renewal with the order of another two LNG-powered tankers at China Merchants...