March 28 - UECC has added two dual-fuel LNG pure car/truck carriers (PCTC) with Finnish/Swedish Ice Class 1A Super to its Baltic service.

The Auto Eco and Auto Energy run in UECC's weekly Baltic service, which has added Malmö, Sweden to its loop.

Bjorn Svenningsen, head of sales and marketing, said: "These are the first in the world and they are fitted with a dual-fuel LNG propulsion system, allowing them to complete a 14-day round trip on LNG without refuelling."

Svenningsen explained that the vessels are constructed to meet the highest ice class standard, meaning they are capable of breaking through 1 m of ice, while the design of both vessels allows high and heavy cargo or ro-ro consignments.