Vietnam’s Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard (HVS) has secured a major ship lengthening contract from one of the world’s leading operators of PCTCs (pure car/truck carriers), Sweden’s Wallenius Lines. The Far East yard
will jumboise Wallenius’ five Boheme-class of PCTCs next year by 28 m. The lengthening will increase each vessels overall length to 228 m and car capacity by 20% to 7,100 cars. The five PCTCs are the 57,018 grt Boheme, Elektra, Manon, Mignon and Undine. All were built in 1999, except Undine which was delivered in 2002.