Volkswagen’s first LNG-powered car carrier arrives in US

By Mirza Duran Volkswagen Group said Wednesday it welcomed its first LNG-fuelled car carrier in the US Port of Davisville, Rhode Island.

Image: Volkswagen Group of America

The Siem Confucius left Emden, Germany on June 16 to embark on its maiden voyage, which includes one stop in the US.

In addition to its visit to Davisville, the car carrier will make a stop in Veracruz, Mexico in advance of its return route to Emden.

This is the first of two LNG-powered vessels the German giant chartered from Siem Car Carriers to replace its conventional heavy oil-powered ships.

Both ships have 13 car decks and the capacity to

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