Eastern Pacific orders dual-fuel RoRo fleet in China

Singapore-based shipowner Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has ordered 4+2 7,000 CEU dual-fuel roll/on-roll/off (RoRo) vessels from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai).

Weihai Jinling

On August 30, Weihai Jinling and EPS signed a contract for the construction of the units.

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Photo: Weihai Jinling

Once completed, the dual-fuel newbuilds will have a length of 199.9 meters, a width of 38 meters, and a design draft of 8.6 meters.

With a gross tonnage of 72,000 tons, each unit will have a speed of 19.5 knots, and a total of 12 cargo decks.

The ships will be equipped with high-pressure dual-fuel main engines and 2,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks, meeting the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s TIER III emission standard. What is more, they are expected to achieve advantages of economy, environmental protection, safety and efficiency.

EPS has a fleet of three pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) in operation and eight dual-fuel LNG PCTCs on ordrer, scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025, according to the company’s website.