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PACIFIC International Lines has awarded a contract today to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of four 8000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containerships.

PIL said the vessels would each be equipped with an ammonia intermediate-ready fuel tank. The four vessels will be delivered progressively in 2025.

This contract award follows PIL’s earlier contract to build four 14,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel vessels announced in March this year.

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PIL CEO Lars Kastrup said the company decided to place the order for the vessels for two key reasons.

“Firstly, this is part of our ongoing efforts to optimise and renew our assets for greater operational efficiency. The new vessels will complement our existing fleet and support us in the enhancement of our connectivity to better meet the needs of our customers worldwide,” he said.

“Secondly, we have identified LNG as a commercially viable transition fuel solution and the new vessels, which will once again be LNG dual-fuel and ammonia ready, will contribute towards achieving our decarbonisation goal of attaining net zero carbon emission by 2050.”

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