EPS takes delivery of its first LNG-powered PCTC

Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping has taken delivery of its first LNG-powered pure car and truck carrier in China.

The Idan Ofer-led shipping firm announced the delivery of Lake Herman in a social media post on Friday.

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing built the LNG dual-fuel PCTC with a capacity of 7,000 ceu.

Besides LNG dual-fuel capabilities, the vessel features a shaft generator and shore and battery power, EPS said.

CSSC’s Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) designed the LNG-powered PCTC classed by DNV.

EPS takes delivery of its first LNG-powered PCTC
Image: SDARI

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing said in a separate statement the naming and delivery ceremony for Lake Herman took place on October 31.

The shipbuilder said this is the first of ten PCTCs it will build for EPS.

The dual-fuel PCTC has a length of 199.9 meters and a width of 38 meters, and it has a designed speed of 19.5 knots and 12 cargo decks in total. It features two 2,000-cbm LNG storage tanks.

Besides China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in 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 also building six LNG-powered PCTCs for EPS.

VesselsValue data shows that EPS has 15 more PCTCs on order at China Merchants yards scheduled for delivery between 2023 and 2026.

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