Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

New car carrier for Wilh WIlhelmsen

One of world’s largest and most environmentally adapted car and truck carrying vessels, MV Tijuca, has been named in Melbourne, Australia.

The ship is able to carry up to 8,000 cars or a combination of 3,486 cars and 466 trucks/buses. Key customer benefits of the new vessel are reinforced and moveable vehicle decks and an extra wide and strong 320 tonnes capacity stern ramp.

It was built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in Korea for owner Wilh WIlhelmsen and will replace an older and smaller vessel in the WWL Australia service, offering increased capacity for high and heavy rolling cargoes such as agricultural, mining and construction machinery and non-containerised and static cargoes such as power generation and mining equipment.

This service provides six sailings per month from Europe, including four direct from North America.