Greek shipowner Neptune Lines led-by Melina Travlos is expanding its fleet portfolio with a pair of 4,200-ceu pure car truck carrier vessels.

The new order for two LNG dual-fuel pure car truck carrier units revealed on Wednesday brings the total number of newbuildings it has booked at Fujian Mawei Shipyard in China to four.

The two “next generation vessels”, like the first two ordered vessels of the same series, are specially designed for its short sea.

In contrast to the first pair, which will be completed in 2026, Neptune’s second newbuilding order is due for delivery in 2027.

Deltamarin has been chosen as the co-designer of the ships, whilst Neptune continues its cooperation with Fujian Mawei Shipyard in China for the construction of the ships.

These vessels, under the Genesis Project, are poised to increase cargo capacity by 36% compared to the current core fleet vessels, while seamlessly aligning with global emission reduction objectives.

To remind, the first two ordered ships are dual-fueled able to utilize LNG or VLSFO, and have hybrid energy systems designed and constructed to use battery installation to supply peak power.

Neptune said the new vessel series reflects the company’s strategy to supplement its fleet over the next decade, increase relevant cargo capacity by 36% from current core fleet vessels, and reduce emissions.