Japanese ship operator NYK has taken delivery of the LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) ‘Sweet Pea Leader’ from Imabari Shipbuilding’s Tadotsu Shipyard.
The vessel had been ordered by NYK from Nihon Shipyard and is NYK’s seventh LNG-fuelled PCTC. NYK will introduce a total of 20 new LNG-fuelled PCTCs by 2028 as a bridge solution to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050 for the NYK Group’s oceangoing businesses.
Like NYK’s other LNG-fuelled PCTCs, the vessel was named after flowers with the desire to realise and pass on a healthy global environment through environment-friendly transportation.
The 77,644gt Sweet Pea Leader is 199.9m long, 38m wide, and has capacity for 7000 CEU (car equivalent units). The ship will sail under the Liberian flag.
NYK has established “Sail Green” as the company’s brand to emphasise NYK’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions through the transport of goods and contribute to the eco-friendly supply chains of its customers.