Höegh Autoliners has signed a five-year contract with a major Japanese OEM for the transport of construction equipment from Asia to Europe.

Andreas Enger, ceo of Höegh Autoliners, said: “Committing our capacity and building long term relationships with strategic customers in main trade lanes is our priority. Our vessels are built with a substantial high and heavy capacity, and we are delighted to be the chosen partner for transport of construction equipment for this major producer.”

He added that the Aurora-class vessels currently under construction and scheduled for delivery from 2024 onwards will feature significantly enhanced capacity for high and heavy cargoes. “When the new vessels are delivered, our customers will reap the benefits of transporting their cargo with industry-leading vessels that boast the lowest carbon footprint in the industry,” Enger explained.