VW to start using Siem’s LNG-powered car carrier duo

By Mirza Duran German giant Volkswagen Group said it will soon have at disposal two LNG-fueled vessels it chartered from Siem Car Carriers.

The two LNG-powered ships in Xiamen, China (Image courtesy of Volkswagen)

The sister vessels named Siem Confucius and Siem Aristotle during a ceremony at Xiamen Shipbuilding’s yard in China last year will replace two of Volkswagen’s nine conventional heavy oil-powered ships.

They will be deployed on the trans-Atlantic route, so-called America Round Tour, from Germany’s Emden to Mexico via several ports on the east coast of the USA.

The first of two vessels, Siem Confucius had been delivered to Siem Car Carriers

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