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PIL orders four 8,000 TEU LNG DF container vessels from Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

07 Jul 2022

Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) on Tuesday (5 July) said it has awarded a contract to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of four 8,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) dual-fuel container vessels. 

These vessels will each be equipped with an ammonia intermediate ready fuel tank. The four vessels will be delivered progressively in 2025.

This contract award follows PIL’s earlier contract to build four 14,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel vessels announced in March this year.

“We have decided to place an order for an additional four 8,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel vessels for two key reasons. Firstly, this is part of our ongoing efforts to optimise and renew our assets for greater operational efficiency. The new vessels will complement our existing fleet and support us in the enhancement of our connectivity to better meet the needs of our customers worldwide,” Lars Kastrup, CEO, PIL, said. 

“Secondly, we have identified LNG as a commercially viable transition fuel solution and the new vessels, which will once again be LNG dual-fuel and ammonia ready, will contribute towards achieving our decarbonisation goal of attaining net zero carbon emission by 2050.”

PIL has selected Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for this contract due to its good track record.

Related: Singapore: PIL in newbuilding order for four LNG DF 14,000 TEU container vessels


Photo credit: Pacific International Lines
Published: 7 July, 2022

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