New Chapter In Vehicle Carrier Evolution

Jasmine Leader

Source: NYK

Testament to the reach and resolve of the Japanese shipping industry, the essential trading tool of the world’s third largest economy, the NYK Group has taken delivery of the initial vessels in a major programme of LNG-fuelled pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) construction.

Over the course of the first half of this year, the 7,000CEU (car equivalent unit)-capacity Jasmine LeaderWild Rose Leader and Freesia Leader have been handed over by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing), where a fourth sister is in hand. A further 12 PCTCs of similar intake are on order to NYK account at Japanese yards for delivery from 2025 onwards.

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