Japan's NYK takes delivery of LNG-fuelled PCTC
Japanese shipping company NYK has taken delivery of the LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Sweet Pea Leader at Tadotsu Shipyard Co., a member of the Imabari Shipbuilding Group, the company announced on November 10.
The Sweet Pea Leader is named after flowers with the desire to realise and pass on a healthy global environment through environment-friendly transportation, NYK said. Flying the flag of Liberia, the vessel has a length of 199.9 m and a width of 38 m. It is capable of transporting more than 7,000 units (standard vehicle equivalent) per voyage.
The vessel had been ordered by NYK from Nihon Shipyard Co. and is its seventh LNG-fuelled PCTC. NYK will introduce a total of 20 new LNG-fuelled 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 emphasise its efforts to reduce GHG emissions. The company is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.