Norway’s roro Höegh Autoliners has inked a new contract with a major East Asian car producer for the transport of cars, mainly electronic vehicles (EVs), from Asia to Europe.

The agreement made with unnamed ‘prestigious’ ‘world-leading car producer’.

The Oslo-listed owner did not name the new customer in its announcement on Wednesday, but the chief executive Andreas Enger called it only a “world-leading car producer”.

The company also said the contract is valid for shipments until the end of 2028.

Andreas Enger, chief executive of Höegh Autoliners, pointed out: “We take pride in the trust given to us for bringing their prestigious brands to their end users in Europe in the upcoming years. The trade from East Asia to Europe is one of our core trades where we are offering our customers quality transport with high frequency and competitive transit times.”

“Höegh Autoliners have taken a leading role in the deep-sea car transportation industry in terms of reducing our own, and our customers’ carbon footprint. From the second half of this year, we will provide our customers with the opportunity to transport their cargo on our flagship Aurora-class newbuilds, being the largest and most carbon-efficient car carriers in the industry,” he added.

The company operates around 40 roro vessels in global trade systems and makes about 3000 port calls each year.