The Swiss-based Sallaum Lines has signed its first Pure Car/Truck Carrier (PCTC) newbuilding deal, with China based Mawei Shipbuilding, for an order of two 7,500-space car carrier projects, expected to be delivered in 2025.
The Fujian Shipbuilding deal for the two new dual-fuel buildings, will be Sallaum Lines’ first PCTC new building additions to its fleet.
The two new vessels will each be 199.9 meters long, 38 meters wide with a design draft of 8.65 meters, and maximum draft 10 meters.
As the company mentions, the propulsion system used for the expected ships, is designed as a single engine and single propeller, using LNG dual-fuel for the main engine, single bow thruster, and electric RORO system.
The cargo hold is outfitted with 13 decks designed to accommodate vehicles. The vessels are designed to ship various vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks, and packaged dangerous goods.
New energy vehicles fueled by hydrogen, and natural gas can also be transported on the 11th, 12th, and 13th decks, as it is stated.
Said Sami Sallaum, the President of Sallaum Lines, said that “the industry is suffering from vessel shortages, causing disruption in the supply chain of finished vehicles”, adding that, “the aim is to further increase the company´s fleet by adding new buildings each year”.
Source: Sallaum Lines