NYK launches seventh LNG-fueled PCTC

Planning to introduce 20 vessels by 2028

NYK launches seventh LNG-fueled PCTC

On October 26, NYK took delivery of the LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Sweet Pea Leader at Tadotsu Shipyard Co., Ltd., a member of the Imabari Shipbuilding Group. 

The vessel had been ordered by NYK from Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. and is NYK's seventh LNG-fueled PCTC. NYK will introduce a total of 20 new LNG-fueled PCTCs by 2028 as a bridge-solution to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050 for the NYK Group's oceangoing businesses.

Like NYK's other LNG-fueled PCTCs, the vessel was named after flowers with the desire to realize and pass on a healthy global environment through environment-friendly transportation.

NYK has established "Sail GREEN" as the company’s brand to emphasize NYK's efforts to reduce GHG emissions through the transport of goods and contribute to the eco-friendly supply chains of customers, regardless of the mode of transport (e.g., by sea or land, through terminals, etc.). Completion of this vessel is an initiative of that brand.

Vessel Particulars

  • Name: Sweet Pea Leader
  • LOA: 199.90 m
  • Beam: 38.00 m
  • Loadable Cargo: 7,000 units
  • Gross Tonnage: 77,644 tons
  • Year Built: 2023
  • Flag: Liberia