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New car carriers set to slash UECC carbon emissions

[ April 15, 2021   //   ]

United European Car Carriers (UECC) launched the first of three LNG-battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers PCTCs at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on 12 April.

Glenn Edvardsen , chief executive of UECC – a joint subsidiary of NYK and Wallenius Lines – described the new vessels as “ushering in a new era for UECC and short sea shipping in Europe. These ships prove that decarbonisation of the industry is possible using currently available technologies.”

The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022.

The new vessels meet the Tier 3 IMO NOx emission limitations for the Baltic and North Sea. All three will be equipped with battery hybrid solutions that will enable UECC to far exceed the IMO’s target of a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.