UECC has placed an order for a third hybrid LNG-powered pure car truck carrier (PCTC) with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group.

Upon delivery in 2022, the vessel will be used on UECC’s Atlantic shortsea trade.

“This order is another step in our commitment to cleaner shipping,” said Glenn Edvardsen, ceo of UECC. “Our experience with LNG duel-fuel vessels has been good, and we want to keep moving forward to expand our sustainable fleet.”

UECC added that the battery-hybrid solution will exceed IMO’s target of a 40 percent reduction of carbon emissions by 2030. The ships will also meet the IMO Tier 3 NOx emissions limitations.