NYK contracts second LNG-fuelled PCTC

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has concluded a contract with Shin Kurushima Dockyard to build a second LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC).

The ship, capable of carrying 7,000 units will deliver in 2022. No price was revealed.

In addition to these LNG-fuelled PCTCs, NYK will take delivery of an LNG-fuelled coal carrier in 2023.

NYK said in a release today it views LNG fuel as a “bridging” technology to realise future zero-emission ships.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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