Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Co. Ltd on Monday (7 November) received an order of two 7,500 unit capacity LNG dual fuel pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from ocean transportation company Sallaum Lines, according to several China-based news outlets.
The signing ceremony for the order was done via a video conference between the two parties.
Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), a ship design consultant under China State Shipbuilding Corporation(CSSC), is said to be the one behind the design of the PCTCs.
The ship will have a total length of 199.9 metres, a width of 38 metres, a depth of 14.8 metres and a design draft of 8.65 metres. It will be capable of loading various types of vehicles, and the maximum loading capacity can reach 7,500 vehicles.
It adopts a LNG dual-fuel main engine, single bow thruster, and electric RORO system.
According to its company profile, Sallaum Lines is an international ocean transportation company that provides global RoRo cargo shipping services from the EU and USA to North, West, and South Africa since 1991. It is ranked as the 10th largest vehicle carrier in the world with a lifetime number of over 3,000,000 Car Estimated Units (CEU) shipped till 2021.
Sallaum Lines’ owned and chartered fleet of 9 vessels consists of modern PCTC vessels designed to handle a variety of vehicles and high and heavy cargoes. Sallaum Lines specializes in global RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling projects and breakbulk to customers all over the world.
Disclaimer: The above article published by Manifold Times was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. While considerable efforts have been taken to verify its accuracy through a professional translator and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, completeness and reliability of any information.
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Published: 10 November, 2022
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