The world’s first dual fuel LNG PCTC M/V AUTO ECO had her local port event at the Port of Southampton, UK on September 7.
UECC reported a successful joint effort between ABP Port, UECC commercial agent Premiership and UECC at the Port of Southampton for M/V AUTO ECO, where she calls regularly.
UECC CEO, Glenn Edvardsen, said: “We were very pleased with the event in Southampton and it was nice to see the interest shown by everyone in our ship. M/V AUTO ECO is the most technically advanced PCTC ever built, where the LNG installation is a pioneering design, and one of the largest employed on any commercial vessel, and the largest yet of its kind on a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC).
Glenn Edvardsen concluded: “A triumph of engineering, teamwork and international cooperation. AUTO ECO is helping UECC achieve its vision: To be recognised as the leading provider of short sea Ro/Ro transportation in Europe. But more than that, the AUTO ECO serves as a bold statement of UECC’s commitment to environmental sustainability.”
ABP Southampton Director, Alastair Welch, said: “M/V AUTO ECO is a great example of the new generation of ships that are coming to Southampton. AUTO ECO is powered by LNG and joins other vessels in port using this technology today. Solar power and hybrid technologies are also being used in the port and we have also seen significant reductions in power requirements for ships as new technology reduces the load.”
With the addition of the AUTO ECO to the family, UECC assumes the role of a technological pioneer through the characteristics of this unique vessel. She is also able to improve the reliability and competitiveness of UECC in the market, providing stability and efficient services to our customers.
Pictured left to right: UECC Director of Sales & Marketing Mr. Bjorn Svenningsen, ABP Southampton Director Mr. Alastair Welch; UECC CEO Mr. Glenn Edvardsen, ABP Head of Commercial & Property Mr. Clive Thomas.