The Gothenburg-located Svenska Skeppshypotek, an organisation that provides financing to the shipping sector with a significant Swedish interest or influence, will loan approx. $70m for the construction of three dual-fuel gas-run battery-enhanced pure car & truck carriers (PCTCs).
According to United European Car Carriers (UECC), a 50/50 JV between the Japanese NYK Line and the Swedish Wallenius Lines, securing Svenska Skeppshypotek's Green Financing will make the company eligible for reductions in borrowing costs.
China Ship Building Trading and the Jiangnan Shipyard Group will construct three PCTCs for UECC, with delivery scheduled to start from July 2021 onwards.
Each of the 169 m-long and 28 m-wide vessels will offer a carrying capacity of 3,600 units (up to 5.2 m tall) across ten decks, out of which two will be hoistable. The ships will be equipped with two ramps, a quarter and a side of 160t and 20t of safe working load, respectively.