Höegh Autoliners’ New Horizon vessel nominated for nor-shipping awards
The New Horizon class PCTC (Pure Car Truck Carrier) design developed in cooperation by Höegh Autoliners and Deltamarin, has been shortlisted as one of the nominees for the Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award.
The New Horizon design is the world’s largest PCTC by capacity, with a deck area of 71,400 m². The ship can carry 8,500 car equivalent units and has the flexibility to carry also high and heavy project cargo. With focus on energy efficiency throughout the design process, the New Horizon will emit only half of the CO2 per transported unit, compared to a conventional car carrier.
In June this year, the first vessel, in a series of six, on the New Horizon class will be delivered Höegh Autoliners, from Xiamen Shipbuilding yard in China. The remaining five are scheduled for delivery later this year and next year.
The awards will be announced at the Nor-Shipping opening conference of the exhibition on June 2, 2015.