The Grimaldi Group has further grown its order book with two more Pure Car & Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels – which have received the ‘Ammonia Ready’ class notation.
The notation from RINA (Italian Shipping Register) certifies they may be converted for the use of ammonia as an alternative, zero-carbon fuel. The ships are scheduled for delivery in 2026.
Like their five sister vessels, they will be deployed on voyages between Europe, North Africa, the Near and Far East, to meet the transport demands of operators in the automotive industry.
Last January, the company signed an agreement with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company Limited (SWS) and China Shipbuilding Trading Company Limited (CSTC) – two companies part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC) – for the construction of five PCTC ships. The option for another two sister vessels was finally exercised few days ago.
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