On January 17, CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard and China Shipbuilding Trading jointly signed a contract for the construction of two 7,600 CEU dual-fuel PCTCs with SAIC Motor.
SAIC Anji Logistics Co., Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAIC Motor Corp and is in charge of specializing in the automotive logistics business. It has owned 24 Ro-Ro vehicle carriers, of which 10 are river ships and 14 are domestic coastal and ocean-going ships
This type of ship is the largest dual-fuel PCTC in the world, marking a historic breakthrough in China’s shipbuilding industry.
The world-class PCTC construction is 199.9 meters in length, has a width of 38 meters, a depth of 15.5 meters, a structural draft of 10.2 meters, a service speed of 19 knots. The newbuild is classified into DNV and CCS.
The newbuild will use LNG as the main fuel, take into account the traditional fuel MGO and low-sulfur HFO in the fuel selection, and meet the requirements of 2025 EEDI.
CSSC Jiangnan has proved its strength in constructing the PCTC. Recently, the final 3,600-car PCTC in a series of advanced dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTCs for UECC has been rolled out in rapid succession at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard.