Wallenius Wilhelmsen Adds Four New Methanol Dual Fuel PCTCs

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global leader in shipping and logistics, has announced a significant move towards sustainable maritime transportation with the declaration of options for the construction of four additional next-generation Shaper Class pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels. These vessels, boasting a capacity of 9,300 CEU (car equivalent units), will be equipped with methanol dual fuel engines, allowing them to utilize alternative fuel sources upon delivery.

Furthermore, these vessels will be designed to be ammonia-ready, enabling conversion to this eco-friendly fuel as soon as it becomes available in a safe and secure manner. This forward-looking approach aligns with Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions across its end-to-end service by the year 2027.

Xavier Leroi, EVP & COO Shipping Services at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, emphasized the collaborative effort between the company and its customers in driving industry transformation towards sustainability, stating, “Together with our customers, we are committed to further shaping our industry and accelerating towards net zero. These new vessels are a vital part of that journey.”

This latest commitment brings the total number of Shaper Class vessels on order with Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) to eight. Additionally, Wallenius Wilhelmsen retains further options for additional vessels.

The first of the Shaper Class vessels, already in the pipeline, are slated for delivery in the second half of 2026. The newly declared options will see the four additional vessels delivered between May and November 2027. This expansion of Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s fleet underscores its dedication to pioneering sustainable solutions in the maritime sector, setting a precedent for environmentally conscious shipping practices.

About Wallenius Wilhelmsen

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group leads the global market in roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping and vehicle logistics. We manage the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment, and breakbulk to customers worldwide. Our operations span approximately 130 vessels servicing 15 trade routes across six continents. We boast a vast global inland distribution network, comprising 120 processing centers and eight marine terminals.

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, we employ 8,200 professionals spread across 29 countries. Our mission is to forge sustainable supply chains and innovate solutions for the evolving world of mobility and transport, both on land and at sea. With the dedication of our talented workforce, advanced technology, and unwavering commitment to sustainability, we ensure the safe and efficient movement of cargo. Our fleet of over 130 vessels operates with industry-leading emission levels, while our state-of-the-art systems and software enable real-time cargo information flow, optimizing service delivery worldwide.

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