(ECNS) -- Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, has won an additional order of three 8,600 CEU dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from H-line, a shipping company from the Republic of Korea.
These PCTCs were developed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute. The organization has received design orders for 55 ships in 2022 so far, accounting for a 67 percent share of the global market, ranking first in the world. They have incorporated LNG dual-fuel engines with a battery hybrid technology and used an improved hull design for better fuel efficiency.
The new design will cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent compared with their predecessors of the same level, exceeding the requirement of the International Maritime Organization on Energy Efficiency Design Index of ships.