Volkswagen’s first LNG-powered car carrier arrives in US

Volkswagen Group said Wednesday it welcomed its first LNG-powered car carrier in the US Port of Davisville, Rhode Island.

The Siem Confucius left Germany’s Emden on June 16 to embark on its maiden voyage, which includes one stop in the US.

In addition to its visit to Davisville, the ship will make a stop in Mexico’s Veracruz in advance of its return route to Emden.

This is the first of two LNG-powered vessels the German giant chartered from Siem Car Carriers. The vessels will replace conventional heavy oil-powered ships.

Both ships have 13 car decks and the capacity to carry up to 4,800 Volkswagen vehicles at a time.

The vessels feature two LNG tanks with a capacity of 1,800 cubic meters, each.

Volkswagen will use both of the ships on the trans-Atlantic route, so-called America Round Tour, from Emden to Mexico.

The second vessel Siem Aristotle will embark on its maiden voyage later this year.

With these two vessels, Volkswagen becomes the first automaker to use LNG-powered ships in long-distance overseas distribution of cars and light vehicles.

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