Höegh Autoliners Names Fifth PCTC

Faces at the launch of Höegh Autoliners new Pure Car Truck Carrier; Höegh Traveller at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries in China. 

Norwegian RoRo shipping company Höegh Autoliners has named its fifth Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) in the New Horizon series, Höegh Traveller, at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries in China. Höegh Traveller is the fifth in a series of six Post-Panamax vessels to be delivered to the company by the end of this year.Earlier this month, Höegh Autoliners concluded sea trials on this 20,766 dwt ship which has a gross tonnage of 77,000 Mt.The new vessel features a length of 199.9 meters and a width of 36.5 meters.The newbuilding can carry 8,500 equivalent units and it also has the flexibility to carry high and heavy project cargo.“The vessel also has a higher door opening than Höegh Autoliners’ current vessels, enabling cargo up to 6.5 metres high and 12 metres wide to be loaded. Extra ramp strength allows for cargo weighing up to 375 tonnes to be loaded over the stern ramp and 22 tonnes over the side ramp,” according to the company.Höegh Traveller will begin its maiden voyage from East Asia to Europe in early September. After that, the ship will sail from Europe back to East Asia via Africa and Oceania.