China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing has delivered the fourth LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier to Japan’s shipping giant NYK.
According to a statement by the shipbuilder, the delivery ceremony for the LNG-powered PCTC, Sumire Leader, took place on August 14 and ahead of schedule.
This is the fourth and the final vessel with a capacity of 7,000 units NYK ordered at the Chinese yard in February 2021.
The 200 meters long vessels feature WinGD’s 7X62DF-2.1 two-stroke engines coupled with shaft generators, DC-links, and battery systems.
NYK is positioning LNG fuel as one of the bridge solutions until future zero-emission ships are realized and plans to take delivery of a total of 20 new LNG-fueled car carriers by 2028.