Hoegh Target, the world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) which can carry 8,500 car equivalent units, and a deck space the size of 10 football pitches, arrived on its maiden voyage to Jebel Ali Port, on 30th October 2016.
Kanoo Shipping Agencies handled the operations and husbandry services of Hoegh Target, registered to Norwegian firm Hoegh Autoliners.
Mr. John Drinkwater (Country Manager – Kanoo Shipping, UAE & Oman) said, “We are delighted to welcome the ship on her maiden call. We are committed to working closely with Hoegh Autoliners to ensure that the line continues to get the highest levels of service when calling in Jebel Ali Port.”
During the vessel stay, Kanoo Shipping organized a recognition ceremony. Mr. Drinkwater welcomed the Master and crew on-board and presented a plaque to them for Hoegh Target’s maiden call.
Hoegh Target also boasts ramp entrance capabilities much bigger than its counterparts, offering up to 6.5 metres of free deck height, and 12 metres of ramp width, which means that it can take high-sided vehicles and trucks. Its stern ramp can also hold a capacity to take cargo weighing up to 375 tonnes.
Source: Kanoo Shipping