MacGregor becomes the supplier for new PCTCs


MacGregor will expand its Ro-Ro supply for Höegh Autoliners’ Aurora class pure car and truck carriers PCTCs, which will be built by China Merchant Heavy Industries (Jiangsu)

The newbuilds, which are to set industry standards for greener and larger car carriers will be supplied comprehensive packages of Ro-Ro equipment by MacGregor for four additional multi-fuel and zero-carbon ready Aurora class PCTCs ordered by Höegh Autoliners within its Aurora class newbuilding program for 8 vessels.

The newbuilding vessels, are expected to be delivered between the second quarter of 2026 and the first half of 2027.

The Aurora class PCTCs are capable of transporting up to 9,100 cars and will have DNV’s ammonia and methanol ready notations.

MacGregor Merchant Solutions Senior Vice President Magnus Sjöberg said, “Höegh Autoliners has a clear commitment towards a more sustainable future and we are pleased that they have chosen to continue collaborating with us moving towards safer, more efficient and eco-efficient shipping.”

CEO of Höegh Autoliners Andreas Enger, “We are very pleased to be continuing our partnership with MacGregor. Our Aurora newbuilding program is a definitive step in our commitment to a net zero emissions future by 2040, and MacGregor’s world leading technology and expertise will benefit our operations and ensure that the Aurora vessels are built to the highest standards. It is our ambition to be the preferred green partner in deep sea shipping, and we are committed to building a more sustainable future.”

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