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Mawei Shipyard bags PCTC pair from Neptune Lines

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China’s Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding announced two 4,200 ceu Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC) order from Greek-based Neptune Lines.

Having a length of 177.8 metres and width of 33.4 metres, the new vessels are the first two of a new series which reflects Neptune’s strategy to supplement its fleet over the next decade, increase relevant cargo capacity by 36% from current core fleet vessels, and reduce emissions to remain well ahead of global targets. The vessels are designed for shortsea trading.

The design has been developed together with Deltamarin, and the vessels will be classed by DNV.

Both vessels have hybrid energy systems - designed and constructed to use battery installation to supply peak power - and are dual fueled able to utilise LNG or VLSFO as fuel for reduced greenhouse gas emissions in a high pressure two-stroke engine. A controllable pitch propeller with shaft generator and multiple thrusters are utilized for the propulsion and efficient maneuvering of the vessels. Shore power capability will be installed, able to connect to port grids when available to remove emissions when in port.

The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2026.