SFL takes delivery of fourth LNG-powered PCTC in China

China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) delivered SFL Corporation’s fourth and final LNG dual-fuel pure car and truck carrier, Thor Highway. This PCTC will serve a charter deal with Japan’s K Line.

CSSC’s GSI handed over the vessel with a capacity of 7,000 units to John Fredriksen-controlled SFL on March 28.

According to the shipbuilder, the ship was handed over more than one month ahead of the contracted delivery date.

With this delivery, GSI completed the entire project which consisted of building four LNG-powered PCTCs with a capacity of 7,000 units for Norway’s SFL.

In September 2023, GSI delivered the first LNG-powered PCTC in this batch, Emden, followed by the delivery of Wolfsburg in November.

Both of these PCTCs serve a long-term charter with German giant Volkswagen Group.

Moreover, it delivered Odin Highway in January this year. This vessel and Thor Highway will work for K Line under charter deals.

The LNG dual-fuel ships have a length of 200 meters, a width of 38 meters, and a design draft of 8.6 meters.

Each vessel is powered by MAN ME-GI two-stroke main engine and features two 1.675-cbm LNG storage tanks provided by MAN Cryo, a unit of Germany’s MAN Energy Solutions.

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