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Hoegh Autoliners and China Merchant Heavy Industries Ink a Deal for building Ammonia Propelled Ships
Team Sea and Coast | 11/10/2021
Hoegh Autoliners, leading global provider of transportation and logistics services within the Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) segment to have their first series of Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) ships propelled by ammonia.
Hoegh Autoliners is to accomodate 12 PCTCs in its fleet, build by China Merchant Shipyard.
As per the maritime trade press reports, the first two 9200 CEUs ammonia operated PCTCs will be delivered in the second half of 2024 to the Hoegh Autoliners.
Norway based Hoegh Autoliners inked a letter of intent (LOI) with China Merchant Heavy industries to build and deliver a series of Aurora class of ammonia propelled vessels. Deltamarin, the firm owned by China  Merchant Heavy Industry is responsible for designing these vessels.
“We are excited to have secured delivery of the first Aurora class vessel already by 2024. It will be the first Ammonia ready vessel in its segment and the largest car carrier ever built. The Aurora class will bring cargo efficiency to a new level and put us in the forefront of sustainable shipping,” Andreas Enger, Höegh Autoliners CEO commented.
Hoegh Autoliners intends to reach the zero emission target by 2040 and have its zero carbon ready car carrier by 2023.
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