Great updates on the Aurora class newbuild project
The construction of our Aurora class vessels is progressing ahead of schedule, and we're happy to announce that the first vessel is set to be delivered as early as July next year, 2024.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Sebjørn Dahl, recently returned from a visit to China Merchants Heavy Industry, our esteemed partners on the Aurora newbuild project.
During his visit, he closely monitored the building process and returned to Norway with fantastic news.
"We are two months ahead of schedule, and I couldn't be happier with the exceptional work being done by China Merchants Heavy Industry. The entire operation is truly inspiring," shared Sebjørn Dahl.
In addition, the delivery of the second Aurora vessel is also anticipated to be ahead of schedule. If everything proceeds according to plan, we can expect its arrival in September next year.
To date, a remarkable 182 steel blocks have been produced for the Auroras, with the first two recently undergoing sandblasting and painting.
The Aurora class represents not only the future of our business but also the future of the industry. These state-of-the-art Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels have been designed to accommodate up to 9,100 cars and are multi-fuel and zero carbon ready.
What sets them apart is their pioneering ability to operate on zero carbon ammonia, a first within the PCTC segment.
We were already eagerly anticipating the coming year, but with this remarkable progress, our excitement has reached new heights!
28 June 2023
Höegh Autoliners joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a Mission Ambassador
Höegh Autoliners joins the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a Mission Ambassador, further committing to our joint mission to decarbonize shipping.
22 January 2024
Andreas Enger further strengthens his management team
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mirjam Peters will take on a new role as Chief Customer Sustainability Officer in Höegh Autoliners from 1 May 2024. Mirjam will be part of the Executive leadership team and will be based in our office in Germany.
17 January 2024
Höegh Autoliners signs new contract with major East Asian car producer
Höegh Autoliners ASA has signed a new contract with a major East Asian car producer for the transport of cars, mainly electronic vehicles (EVs), from Asia to Europe. The contract is valid for shipments until the end of 2028.
04 January 2024
A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER - My life on Höegh Trooper Week 4
Seafarers sure know how to throw a party! From very early in the morning on December 24 everyone was busy preparing sumptuos amounts of food and decorating the messroom. There was glitter, there were balloons, and there was even a photo booth, adorned with the logo of Höegh Trooper, so that everyone could have a postcard-like photo to send to family and friends. The ambience was merry and filled with laughter, even if the Christmas season without doubt is the hardest time of the year for the crew to be away from their loved ones.