EPS orders more LNG-powered PCTCs in China

Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping has ordered more LNG dual-fuel pure car and truck carriers in China.

According to a statement by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding issued earlier this month, the shipbuilder and XSI, both part of Fujian Shipbuilding Industry Group, signed a contract with EPS for the construction of PCTCs and MR product tankers.

Under the deal, the shipbuilder will build four LNG dual-fuel PCTCs with a capacity of 5,500 ceu and the contract also includes four optional vessels.

Fujian Mawei did not provide the price tag or the delivery dates of the ships.

They will be 190 meters long and 35.6 meters wide and will have a maximum draught of 9.5 meters.

The SDARI-designed PCTCs will have 11 decks.

Besides this order, EPS has reportedly ordered two more LNG-powered PCTCs from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing.

These vessels will also have a capacity of 5,500 ceu and the contract includes two optional ships.

According to data by VesselsValue, EPS is expected to take delivery of these six LNG-powered PCTCs in 2026 and to pay $80 million for each ship.

Earlier this year, EPS ordered two more LNG-fueled PCTCs at CMJL (Nanjing).

The shipbuilder revealed the new order for two 7,000-ceu LNG dual-fuel PCTCs in a statement, saying that the yard has 12 EPS PCTCs on order in total.

Besides CMJL (Nanjing), EPS has more LNG dual-fuel PCTCs with a capacity of 7,000 ceu on order in China.

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai is building six LNG-powered PCTCs for EPS.

In December, CMJL (Weihai) delivered the first LNG dual-fuel PCTC, CMA CGM Indianapolis, to EPS.

This is also the first of four vessels CMA CGM’s unit CEVA Logistics will use as part of a charter deal.

EPS recently completed its 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation, as the company’s fleet of LNG-fueled vessels continues to expand.

The firm has a large fleet of LNG-powered vessels, including containerships, tankers, bulkers, and PCTCs.

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