Spotted: World’s Largest LNG Car Carrier Presented at Bremerhaven

Image Courtesy: bremenports

In today’s spotted, we bring you an image of Auto Energy, a new pure car truck carrier (PCTC) owned by Norwegian shipping company United European Car Carriers (UECC) which was recently presented at an event at Bremerhaven’s Überseehafen.

Auto Energy is said to be the world’s car carrier with the main engine that can run on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

“In LNG operation, the emission of nitrogen oxides is reduced by up to 80 percent and there are no sulphur dioxide or particulate emissions at all,” Jörg Schulz, Bremen’s State Councillor for Ports, commented during his visit on board the vessel. 

Auto Energy is a dual-fuel vessel, which means it can run not only on LNG but also on heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil. The vessel satisfies the standards that apply within the Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA) zones, according to bremenports.

Featuring a length of 181 meters and a width of 30 meters, Auto Energy can carry up to 4,000 cars and has a ramp capacity of up to 160 tons.

Launched at the Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) shipyard in Nantong, Chinain June 2016, the vessel has 1A ice class certification.

Auto Energy’s sister vessel, Auto Eco, joined UECC’s fleet in late September 29.

The two LNG-propelled vessels will operate on European routes, linking the ports of Southampton, Zeebrugge, Bremerhaven, Malmö, Hanko, St. Petersburg and Gdynia.

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