UECC takes delivery of landmark PCTC
UECC has taken delivery of its first dual-fuel LNG battery-hybrid pure car truck carrier (PCTC).
The vessel, to be named Auto Advance, is the first in a series of three newbuild PCTCs measuring 169 m x 28 m with capacity for 3,600 vehicles on 10 cargo decks. The ships are being delivered from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard. The remaining two sister vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022.
“Having brought into operation the first-ever dual-fuel LNG PCTCs five years ago, UECC is now taking delivery of the first of three of the world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery-hybridPCTCs to be built. This is another big step forward in eco-friendly ship operations that shows we walk the talk,” said UECC chief executive Glenn Edvardsen.
LNG battery-hybrid technology, together with an optimised hull design for better fuel efficiency, will enable these newbuilds to exceed the IMO requirement to cut carbon intensity by 40 percent from 2008 levels within 2030.
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