Short sea roro operator UECC has confirmed an option with Jiangnan Shipyard for a third battery hybrid LNG PCTC, which has been earmarked UECC’s Atlantic short sea trade.
The three new vessels will meet IMO Tier 3 NOx emissions limitations entering into force in the Baltic and North Sea from 2021 keel lays. Once delivered, the newbuilds will grow the UECC duel-fuel LNG fleet to five vessels.
Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC, commented: “This order is another step in our commitment to cleaner shipping. Our experience with LNG duel-fuel vessels has been good, and we want to keep moving forward to expand our sustainable fleet.”
UECC is owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines.