SFL’s Fourth LNG Dual-Fuel Car Carrier: Thor Highway

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  • SFL Corporation receives the Thor Highway, its fourth LNG dual-fuel car carrier.
  • Thor Highway embarks on a ten-year charter with Japanese shipping major K-Line.
  • These vessels facilitate a seamless transition between LNG and conventional fuel.

Delivery Ahead of Schedule

Bermuda-based SFL Corporation receives the Thor Highway, its fourth LNG dual-fuel car carrier, from Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) ahead of schedule, on March 28, reports Offshore Energy.

Building Partners

The vessel is built by GSI, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, as the final unit of a four-ship order placed in 2021.

Charter Agreement

Thor Highway embarks on a ten-year charter with Japanese shipping major K Line, continuing SFL’s partnership with the renowned shipping company.

Expanding Fleet

SFL’s fleet now includes four LNG dual-fuel car carriers, with Thor Highway joining previously welcomed vessels Wolfsburg, Emden, and Odin Highway.

Environmental Impact

Equipped with dual-fuel technology, these vessels facilitate a seamless transition between LNG and conventional fuel, supporting global efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the maritime sector.

Operational Features

With a capacity of 7,000 car equivalent units (CEU), the ships boast a dual-fuel propulsion system with an endurance of up to 15,000 nautical miles. They are designed for operational flexibility and efficiency.

Vessel Specifications

The ships measure 200 meters in length, and 38 meters in width, and have a design draft of 8.6 meters. They can achieve a design speed of 19 knots.

Hydrogen Fuel Compatibility

Notably, two out of 13 decks on these vessels can accommodate hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, indicating a forward-looking approach toward alternative energy sources.

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Source: offshore energy