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The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) M.V. HOEGH TRIGGER calling MALTA on her Maiden Voyage from East Asia to Europe earlier this month.

The M.V. Hoegh Trigger is calling Malta on the 28th December 2015 on her maiden call in Malta.

The scope of the vessel call to Malta is to discharge 476 cars for the domestic market.

Höegh Trigger is the second in a series of six Post-Panamax vessels under the New Horizon design that Höegh Autoliners will take delivery of in the next 18 months. With its deck space of 71,400 square meters and carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units, the vessel is together with Höegh Target, the world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC).

Höegh Trigger is together with its sister vessels designed to minimise its impact on the environment. Energy efficiency principles have been followed throughout the ship design process and the latest technology in the market has been implemented. Attention has also been paid on optimising the hull form in order to combine high cargo capacity and low fuel consumption. Extensive model testing has been carried out to achieve outstanding performance. In addition to calm water performance, special focus has been paid on added resistance in heavy seas and wind resistance.

The vessel also has a higher door opening than Höegh Autoliners’ current vessels, enabling cargo up to 6.5 metres high and 12 metres wide to be loaded. Extra ramp strength allows for cargo weighing up to 375 tonnes to be loaded over the stern ramp and 22 tonnes over the side ramp.

Höegh Trigger began her Maiden Voyage from East Asia to Europe earlier this month, and will thereafter sail from Europe back to East Asia via Africa and Oceania.

Sullivan Maritime Limited have been the exclusive agents for the Norwegian Ship Owners HOEGH AUTOLINERS for the past 20 years.