Seaspan, Hyundai Glovis order six LNG dual-fuel car carriers
Global containership lessor Seaspan Corporation in partnership with South Korean car carrier, Hyundai Glovis, has ordered six large LNG dual-fuel pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), SWS said on December 6.
The 10,800 ceu vessels will have 14 car decks, five of which will be movable. The multi-layer car deck will be suitable for carrying hydrogen vehicles, compressed natural gas vehicles, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicles, and other new energy vehicles, SWS said.
The vessels will be under long-term time charter upon delivery. Seaspan said in a separate statement that the dual-fuel LNG PCTC vessels will be methanol and ammonia-ready. Seaspan has an existing 70-vessel newbuild programme that includes 25 dual-fuel LNG containerships.
“This deal signifies our customers’ trust and value of Seaspan’s commitment and capability executing alternative fuel initiatives,” said Bing Chen, CEO of Seaspan. “By incorporating our extensive experience in dual-fuel LNG containerships, while working proactively with all stakeholders during this decarbonization journey, Seaspan is uniquely poised to contribute to the standards and progress of sustainable shipping.”