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CSSC receives order for three 8,600 unit capacity LNG dual-fuel PCTCs

18 Oct 2022

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has received an order for three 8,600 unit capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from South Korea’s H-Line Shipping Company. 

The ship will be developed and designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design And Research Institute (SDARI), a subsidiary of CSSC, and built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI).

To date, SDARI has received a total of 55 PCTC newbuilding orders in 2022; the company claims it has a global market share of 67% for the new PCTC newbuilding market.

The new PCTC ship type developed and designed by SDARI mainly uses LNG fuel for its main engine, generator and boiler fuel, and adopts a super-Panamanian wide body as well as a minimum ballast water design to improve ship transportation efficiency.

Compared with the previous ships of the same class, the CO2 emissions of these new ships have dropped by more than 30%, and the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) meets the requirements of the third stage of IMO ahead of schedule. 

Shanghai Shipbuilding Institute has also independently developed and designed the first ammonia fuel-powered 7,000 unit capacity PCTC in China to meet the demand for clean fuels in the shipping industry. The ship design has officially obtained the Approval-in-Principle (AiP) certificate issued by DNV. 

In addition, the SDARI  is also intensively developing PCTC powered by methanol fuel, and is committed to contributing more solutions to the low-carbon development of the global automobile transportation and shipping industry.


Photo credit: Scott Graham
Published: 18 October, 2022

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