Ship Photos of the Day – World’s Largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier, Höegh Target, Transits Expanded Panama Canal

Photos courtesy of the Panama Canal Authority
Photos courtesy of the Panama Canal Authority

The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) Höegh Target is transiting the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal on Thursday.

The vessel has a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units (ceu) with up to 6.5 meters of free deck height, 12 meters of ramp width, and capacity to take cargo weighing up to 375 tonnes. It measures 199.9 meters in length and 36.5 meters in breadth. 

Höegh Autoliners will take delivery of six of these Horizon-class vessels in 2015 and 2016.

Photos are courtesy of the Panama Canal Authority.

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