Wallenius Wilhelmsen orders four more Shaper Class PCTCs

Wallenius Wilhelmsen orders four more Shaper Class PCTCs

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RoRo operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced plans to construct four more Shaper Class pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels. These 9,300 CEU dual fuel ships are designed to run on alternative fuels like methanol and can be easily converted to ammonia usage once it becomes a viable option.

This strategic move aligns with Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s ambitious goal of achieving net zero emissions across its operations by 2027.

Xavier Leroi, EVP & COO Shipping Services at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, emphasized the company’s dedication to shaping the industry towards sustainability, stating, “Together with our customers, we are resolutely committed to driving the industry towards net zero emissions. These new vessels are integral to our journey in this direction.”

This recent decision brings the total count of Shaper Class vessels under construction at Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) to eight, with additional options still in the company’s possession. The initial batch of Shaper Class vessels is slated for delivery in the latter half of 2026, while the newly announced four vessels are scheduled to be handed over between May and November 2027.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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