World’s largest car, truck carrier to call at Hambantota port

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Feb 20, 2017 (LBO) – MV Hoegh Tracer, the world’s largest pure car and truck Carrier (PCTC), belonging to Hoegh Autoliners AS, Oslo, is scheduled to call at Hambantota port during the first week of March 2017 under its local agency Diamond Shipping Services (Pvt.) Ltd.

The vessel is plying under MIAF service (Middle East, India & Africa Service), which has a LOA of 200 metres, breadth of 36.5 metres, draft of 10.3 metres, with 14 cargo decks to carry 8500 Car Equivalent Units (CEU), the company said in a statement.

Hoegh Autoliners uses Hambantota port as a transshipment hub for their cargo operations to various parts of the world.