UECC takes option for third hybrid PCTC

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.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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