Thursday (Dec 08,2016), Höegh Autoliners took delivery of Höegh Trotter in Xiamen, China.

Höegh Trotter is the sixth in a series of six Post Panamax vessels under the New Horizon design that Höegh Autoliners has taken delivery of within this year. With its deck space of 71 400 square meters and carrying capacity of 8 500 car equivalent units, the vessel is one of the world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC).

Höegh Autoliners takes delivery of Höegh Trotter

Vehicles carrier Höegh Trotter - Image courtesy: Höegh Autoliners

The vessel also has a higher door opening than Höegh Autoliners’ current vessels, enabling cargo up to 6.5 metres high and 12 metres wide to be loaded. Extra ramp strength allows for cargo weighing up to 375 tonnes to be loaded over the stern ramp and 22 tonnes over the side ramp.

Höegh Trotter will sail in the East Asia to Europe trade on her Maiden Voyage and is thereafter planned to sail from Europe back to East Asia via Africa and Oceania.

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Source: Höegh Autoliners