UECC’s Auto Achieve arrives to its first European port
United European Car Carriers (UECC) is set on achieving sustainability and decarbonisation goals with its fleet of multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid vessels. The latest delivery from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard was the Auto Achieve PCTC, earlier in June. It was the second in a series of three such vessels to be delivered to UECC.
Auto Achieve has earlier this month arrived at its first European Port, namely the International Car Operators (ICO) terminal at the port of Antwerp-Bruges and has since been to Germany, Denmark and Norway. The environmentally focused ro-ro carrier will join its sister vessel Auto Advance in the European shortsea trade.
The company will have a total of five eco-friendly vessels – over 50 percent of its owned fleet of nine PCTCs – when the third and final newbuild in the series is delivered later this year, with 80 percent of its total lifting capacity meeting or exceeding the IMO target to cut carbon intensity by 40 percent within 2030.
The three new multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid vessels will also meet the IMO Tier 3 NOx emissions limitations entering into force in the Baltic Sea and North Sea from 2021 keel lays.
UECC earlier developed the pioneering dual-fuel LNG vessels Auto Eco and Auto Energy that have been meeting the IMO carbon-intensity target during six years of operation.