The keel of the first vessel in the series of six Post-Panamax vessels ordered by Höegh Autoliners from Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries, China was laid on April 30.
The six Post-Panamax vessels, of the New Horizon design, will be delivered to Höegh Autoliners in 2015-2016. This will be the world’s largest PCTCs with a carrying capacity of 8,500 CEU (Car Equivalent Units).
Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries is a yard with most experience in the construction of car carriers in China. The yard had previously delivered four PCTCs to Höegh Autoliners, in 2010 and 2011.
Höegh Autoliners, May 1, 2014