22 January
Päivi Haikkola

Deltamarin awarded a design contract for the world’s highest capacity Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC)

Höegh Autoliners has signed a contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd to build a series of 8500 CEU PCTCs, which will be the hallmark of the industry. Deltamarin signed a design contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd for the Basic (Approval) Design of the vessel on the same day.

Höegh Autoliners invests continuously in developing ship designs and specifications to enhance and improve efficiency and decrease environmental impact. Deltamarin has a long term co-operation with the ship owner in designing new vessels. The concept for these newbuildings has also been developed by Deltamarin together with Höegh Autoliners.

Deltamarin’s contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry includes a complete basic design package for the newbuilding.

The new generation of Höegh Autoliners PCTC vessels will have a higher cargo capacity than existing PCTC’s, while maintaining a low fuel consumption. The new design offers a deck area to carry 8500 car equivalent units and has the flexibility to carry also high and heavy project cargo. The vessel includes state of the art technology that will reduce the vessels impact on its environment.

Deltamarin has for many years worked on the eco designs and many of these designs have resulted in fuel efficient vessel types that have proved their environmental friendliness after sailing for years. Special emphasis has been put on efficiency, safety and environmental issues.

For further information please contact:

Mr. Vesa Hamarila
Manager, Concept Development
Tel. +358 40 5927 463


Höegh Autoliners

Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of Ro/Ro vehicle transportation services. The company operates about 60 PCTCs (Pure Car and Truck Carriers) in global trade systems which are managed from a worldwide network of 30 offices in four regions. Customers include global manufacturers of new cars, heavy machinery and rolling goods.


Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd

Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd is located at beautiful Xiamen west sea area, with registered capital of RMB250 million, and area about 500,000㎡, deep coastline is 1.5kilometer. The company mainly engaged in the production of various kinds of ships, marine petroleum industry equipment, large steel construction and installation, ship repairing, computer software developing and consulting, logistics service and self-supporting import and export.


Deltamarin Ltd

Deltamarin Group provides services for shipping, shipbuilding, naval, marine and offshore industry worldwide. The services cover the entire field of engineering from feasibility studies through concept development, FEED and basic design up to complete engineering and contracting packages, including site supervision. Deltamarin employs around 400 designers in its own and associated companies in Western Europe, Brazil, China and Malaysia. Deltamarin is a subsidiary to AVIC International Investments Ltd.


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