Expanding Fleet with Six New LNG Dual Fuel PCTC
In a significant move signaling our commitment to sustainable maritime operations, we are thrilled to announce the addition of 6 Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels to our fleet.
The order was officially placed on June 15, 2023, with the highly reputed China Merchants (JINLING) Shipyard.
The new fleet expansion includes a mix of four firm orders and two optional, lifting the total number of vessels ordered to 8. Each vessel boasts impressive dimensions, featuring a 7,400 Car Equivalent Unit (CEU) Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) design. Measuring 199.9m in length, 37.70m in width, and a draught of 10.20m, the vessels incorporate a groundbreaking dual-fuel LNG design developed by Deltamarin. With 13 vehicle decks, the robust design ensures effective cargo handling and maximizes operational efficiency.
But beyond these robust features, the most striking aspect of these new vessels is their innovative environmental features. Our new ships proudly hold a Tier 3 classification and come with the cutting-edge “Clean” notation. These ships can utilize alternative marine shore power, thus reducing their carbon footprint while docked.
These PCTC vessels incorporate forward-thinking, eco-friendly design elements that drastically reduce the environmental impact. They promise an impressive reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 25%, contributing to our global commitment to combat climate change.
Moreover, these new-builds trap 86 times more heat in the atmosphere than an equivalent amount of CO2 over a 20-year period. The vessels will have the potential to decrease Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) by more than 96%, Sulfur Oxides (SOx) by over 99%, and Particulate Matter (PM) by more than 95%. Additionally, they promise a remarkable reduction in greenhouse gases by 63%.
The delivery of the first of these vessels is scheduled to commence from March 2026. As we eagerly await their delivery, this order underscores our continued commitment to modernizing our fleet and fostering sustainable shipping practices.
Our collaboration with China Merchants (JINLING) Shipyard, a prominent name in shipbuilding, reflects our mutual dedication to fostering environmentally responsible maritime operations. We’re confident that these state-of-the-art vessels will play a pivotal role in driving our growth while minimizing our environmental impact. The decision to expand our fleet with these technologically advanced PCTC vessels underlines our conviction in a greener and more sustainable future for global shipping. Our commitment to reducing the industry’s carbon footprint remains unshakeable, and with these new vessels, we’re another step closer to realizing that vision.