World’s largest dual-fuel car carrier to make maiden voyage soon

Recently, the first 7600 CEU LNG dual-fuel large car carrier independently built by a Chinese shipowner has successfully completed the 2-year design and construction process, and is scheduled to be named on January 17th and will start a brand-new operation journey.

As the first ship of a series of clean-powered ro-ro vessels built by SAIC Motor, it is the world’s largest LNG dual-fuel ro-ro project in operation, which will be put into independent operation on international routes by Anji Shipping (Hong Kong) Company Limited, a subsidiary of SAIC Anji Logistics Co., LTD.

It is understood that SAIC Anji Logistics placed an order in January 2022 with Jiangnan Shipbuilding for two 7,600 CEU LNG dual-fuel ocean-going car carriers. This series of 7,600 CEU LNG dual-fuel ocean-going car carriers were developed and designed by Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI) and built by Jiangnan Shipbuilding, with completely independent intellectual property rights, and were the largest dual-fuel-powered car carriers under construction in the world at that time, marking the historic breakthrough of China’s shipbuilding industry in this field.

The car carrier has an overall length of 199.9 meters, a breadth of 38 meters, a depth of 39.68 meters, a design draft of 9.2 meters and a displacement of 40,624.9 tons. With 14 decks, deadweight of about 13,100 tons, it is a new generation of super Panamax PCTC (Pure Car and Track Carrier) complying with the latest international emission rules, and will be classed by DNV and CCS after completion.

Benefited from the dual-fuel power design, the PCTC has many features such as high emission cleanliness, low fuel consumption, flexible operation, convenient maintenance and high profitability. It is equipped with a cargo deck that can be adapted to multiple new energy vehicles. With a 4,000 m3 of C-type amphibious liquid tanks, the ship meets the requirements of 19,000 nautical miles economic speed voyage.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

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