Freight News, Sea

Höegh ‘s new ships will be biggest ever

[ May 15, 2015   //   ]

Höegh Autoliners carried out successful trials of the hull of a new design of vessel in mid-May. New Horizon hull 462A will be the basis of the first in a series of six Post Panamax vessels that will go into service over the next 18 months. The New Horizon design is the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) by capacity, with a deck area of 71,400 m². The ship can carry 8,500 car equivalent units and has the flexibility to carry also high and heavy project cargo. Moreover, it will emit only half of the CO2 per transported unit, compared to a conventional car carrier.