UECC has further strengthened its sustainable fleet of pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with the landmark delivery of a second multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid newbuild from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard.
UECC has celebrated the New Year in fitting style with the launch of the third and final new build in a series of advanced dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTCs that are being rolled out in rapid succession at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard.
UECC has taken delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTC that is set to provide significant gains in energy efficiency and emissions reduction as it enters service this year to boost the leading European shortsea ro-ro carrier’s bold effort to decarbonise its fleet.
UECC’s ambitious effort to upgrade its fleet with low-carbon vessels remains on track with the launch this week of the second in a series of three LNG battery hybrid newbuilds at a Chinese yard.
In a major step toward achieving sustainable shipping, the first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs commissioned by UECC was launched in an official ceremony Monday 12 April at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai.
Owners Wallenius Lines of Sweden and NYK of Japan are enthusiastic backers of UECC’s green initiatives. “It is UECC’s mission to be the sustainable leader in the short sea segment.
A group of Swedish technology entrepreneurs and academics have joined forces to accelerate the research and development of an AI-based, semi-autonomous system for planning and executing more energy efficient sea voyages.
As previously reported, UECC, jointly owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines, signed a contract to construct three new generations PCTC with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd, and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd.
BMW Group joins UECC and the GoodShipping Program in the previously announced trial, where BFO is being tested on UECC’s 140m, 2,080-vehicle carrier M/V Autosky.
Leading short sea ro-ro operator UECC and sustainable marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels have launched a joint trial of GoodFuels BFO on UECC’s ro-ro vessel M/V Autosky, the companies have announced today.