Grimaldi orders three more car and truck carriers

Grimaldi orders three more car and truck carriers

Athens: Italy’s Grimaldi group has ordered three pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels plus one option to be built at China’s Jinling shipyard in a deal worth $175m.

The 6,700-ceu vessels will have eight decks, four of which will be hoistable, and will be delivered in 2017.

Grimaldi signed a $300m contract in June for five PCTCs with China’s Yangfang shipyard. The contract included options for up to seven additional vessels.

The Yangfang-built vessels will have capacity of 7,800 ceu and are scheduled for delivery in 2017.

The 13-deck vessels will move Fiats and Chryslers from Europe to the US and vice versa.


Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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