First Order Placed for LNG-Powered Car Carrier

MAN Diesel & Turbo reports today they have received an order from United European Car Carriers (UECC) to supply dual-fuel ME-GI 2-stroke engines for the world's first LNG-powered Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTCs). The two-ship order was placed at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China, a joint venture between Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and China Ocean Shipping (Group) … [Read more...]

Baltic Breeze Car Carrier Runs Over Fishing Vessel, At Least 3 Dead

At approximately  0100 UTC this morning, the car carrier Baltic Breeze collided with the fishing vessel, "Mar de Marin" approximately 1.5 nautical miles off the coast of Vigo, Spain.  3 fishermen are dead and 2 still missing of the original 10 crew. The Baltic Breeze is a Singapore-flagged car carrier chartered by UECC and managed by Wallenius Marine Singapore. "It is … [Read more...]

UECC Orders First Dual Fuel Pure Car and Truck Carriers

Oslo-based United European Car Carriers (UECC) says it has signed a contract calling for the construction of two of the world's dual fuel Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs). UECC, which is jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, says that the 3,800 car carriers will be designed for year-round trading in the Baltic with 1A super … [Read more...]