SFL takes delivery of LNG-powered PCTC chartered by K Line

China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) delivered SFL Corporation’s LNG dual-fuel pure car and truck carrier, Odin 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 January 19.

The shipbuilder says this is the third LNG-powered PCTC it has ever built.

SFL ordered in total four LNG-powered PCTCs with a capacity of 7,000 units at GSI.

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.

SFL takes delivery of LNG-powered PCTC chartered by K Line
Image: GSI

Moreover, Odin Highway and Thor Highway will work for K Line under charter deals, starting in 2024.

According to SFL’s website, the company expects to take delivery of Thor Highway in the second quarter.

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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