UECC’s third LNG-powered PCTC takes shape in China

The first of three LNG-fueled pure truck and car carriers featuring battery power is shaping up to break new waves for United European Car Carriers.

Following the installation of an LNG tank in November last year, China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Jiangnan Shipyard has continued to progress with the construction of the vessel’s hull.

UECC says the ship would have an optimal hull design to reduce the environmental footprint. In addition, the no-bulb design has a sharper waterline for better performance in waves.

This is the third LNG-powered pure truck and car carrier for UECC but also the first featuring battery power to improve operational efficiency and further reduce emissions.

The Norway-based joint venture consisting of NYK and Wallenius Lines expects to take delivery of the first hybrid LNG-powered newbuilding for short sea trade in the second half of 2021.

The two other vessels should join its fleet in early 2022 and towards the middle of 2022, respectively.

Furthermore, the new vessels will enlarge the UECC dual-fuel LNG fleet to five ships in total.

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