The first dual-fuel pure car truck carrier (PCTC) built in the southern Chinese region was delivered for use in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, on Tuesday.
The 7,000-vehicle dual-fuel PCTC, named Emden, was jointly constructed by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd. and China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd. for Norway's SFL company.
The ship is 200 meters long and has a molded width of 38 meters. It is designed to reach a draft of 8.6 meters and a speed of 19 knots. The vessel has a total of 13 decks that can accommodate approximately 7,000 vehicles, including two decks capable of carrying hydrogen-fuel vehicles.
Emden is designed with a natural gas (LNG)/fuel dual fuel propulsion system, with a maximum range of 15,000 nautical miles. It is an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and efficient car truck carrier.