Höegh Autoliners Unveils First NextGen Aurora Class Vessel Afloat

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Hoegh Autoliners First Aurora Class Vessel

In a moment of pride and sustainability, Höegh Autoliners announces the global debut of its groundbreaking NextGen Aurora Class project. The inaugural vessel, the first of 12 in the series, successfully touched water for the first time this weekend, marking a monumental step towards net-zero deep-sea shipping.

The Aurora Class vessels stand as the largest and most environmentally friendly deep-sea vessels ever built, symbolizing a significant sustainability milestone. The company, on track with its ambitious goals, aims to deliver the first Aurora vessel this summer, with commercial operations commencing after its naming ceremony in early August.

This momentous achievement reflects Höegh Autoliners commitment to providing the most sustainable transportation solutions for its valued customers. The construction of the majestic deep-sea vessel will continue at the yard’s pier, emphasizing the company’s dedication to achieving net-zero deep-sea shipping by 2027.

Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of ocean transportation services within the Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) segment. and operate a global network of deep-sea trades with Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels. Höegh Autoliners offer our customers safe and secure deep-sea transportation of RoRo cargo such as cars, high and heavy machinery and breakbulk. Each year, Höegh Autoliners transport around 1,6 million car equivalent units (ceu) as well as other rolling and static cargo.

Höegh Autoliners, operating 11 trade routes in global trade systems with approximately 3,000 port calls annually, boasts a fleet of around 40 vessels designed for maximum flexibility. The company serves a diverse range of customers, from global vehicle manufacturers to producers of high and heavy construction equipment, emphasizing its leading position in transporting second-hand vehicles.

With a global presence through 16 local offices and dedicated agencies, Höegh Autoliners prioritizes customer proximity. The company’s commitment extends beyond business to economic growth, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship, as it continually strives for sustainable development and energy-efficient solutions.

This announcement underscores Höegh Autoliners dedication to shaping the future of deep-sea shipping, setting new standards for environmental responsibility in the maritime industry.

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