Imabari Shipbuilding delivered the LNG-fueled PCTC to NYK

Recently, NYK took delivery of the LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) “Sweet Pea Leader” at Tadotsu Shipyard Co., Ltd., a member of the Imabari Shipbuilding Group.

The vessel had been ordered by NYK from Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. and is NYK’s 7th LNG-fueled PCTC, with a length of 199.9 meters, a width of 38 meters, a gross deadweight of 77,644 tons, and flying the Liberian flag.

Like NYK’s other LNG-fueled PCTCs, the vessel was named after flowers with the desire to realize and pass on a healthy global environment through environment-friendly transportation.

NYK will introduce a total of 20 new LNG-fueled PCTCs by 2028 as a bridge-solution to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the NYK Group’s oceangoing businesses.

NYK has established “Sail GREEN” as the company’s brand to emphasize NYK’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions through the transportIn October of this year, NYK’s sixth new LNG-fueled PCTC, the Sumire Leader, has begun transportation services for Japanese automaker Mazda of goods and contribute to the eco-friendly supply chains of customers, regardless of the mode of transport (e.g., by sea or land, through terminals, etc.) Completion of this vessel is an initiative of that brand.

Last month, Sumire Leader, NYK’s sixth new LNG-fuelled PCTC, started transportation service for Mazda Motor Corporation. The vessel is the last of four identical LNG-fueled PCTCs delivered from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing.



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