Keel laying of the first New Horizon vessel
On 30 April, we witnessed the keel laying of the first vessel in the series of six Post-Panamax vessels ordered by Höegh Autoliners from Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries, China.
The six Post-Panamax vessels, in the New Horizon design, will be delivered to Höegh Autoliners in year 2015-2016. This will be the world's largest PCTC with a carrying capacity of 8 500 CEU (Car Equivalent Units).
Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries that build the vessels for Höegh Autoliners, is the yard in China with most experience in the construction of car carriers. The yard has previously delivered four PCTCs to Höegh Autoliners, in 2010 and 2011.