Höegh Target nominated for the Ship of the Year Award

8 March 2016

On 7 March, Höegh Target was nominated as one of three short listed vessels in the Ship of the Year Category for The European Marine Engineering Awards.

We are very proud to be one of the short listed vessels in this category. Höegh Target and the New Horizon class vessels are the world's largest Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) with its 8500 car equivalent unit capacity.

With the vessel's 71 400m2 of deck space divided over 14 decks, of which five are liftable it allows for considerable flexibility in types of cargo that can be loaded. This makes the vessel more efficient allowing better utilization of cargo space. Furthermore, the latest information technology helps plan and execute the voyage at optimal safety and efficiency.

Höegh Target is together with its sister vessels designed to minimise its impact on the environment. Energy efficiency principles have been followed throughout the ship design process and the latest technology in the market has been implemented. Attention has also been paid on optimising the hull form in order to combine high cargo capacity and low fuel  consumption. As a result, the New Horizon class vessels are estimated to emit 50 per cent less CO2 per car transported than a standard car carrier.

The European Marine Engineering awards ceremony will be held on 13 April 2016 in Amsterdam. The winning entry for the Ship of the Year Category will be a vessel of any type that incorporates innovative technical developments that identify it as a landmark vessel. Online voting is now open for just a few days and must close on Friday 11 March.

To vote now, please go to the Ship of the Year Awards page: