Neptune Lines orders LNG dual-fuel car carriers at Fujian Mawei

Greek vehicle carrier owner and operator Neptune Lines is expanding its fleet with an order for a pair of LNG dual-fuel 4,200 ceu vessels in China.

The Craig Jasienski-led firm has commissioned Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fuzhou to build and deliver the duo in 2026.

The vessels, under the name Genesis Project,have been designed by Neptune Lines and Deltamarin. In addition to being able to utilize LNG or VLSFO as fuel, the units will sport several features to minimize environmental footprint,including an energy storage system, high-voltage shore power,and readiness for a solar power system.

The DNV-classed newbuilds are the first two of a new series that reflects Neptune’s strategy to supplement its fleet over the next decade, increase relevant cargo capacity by 36% from current core fleet vessels, and reduce emissions to remain well ahead of global targets, the company said,

“Neptune Lines continues to improve its environmental performance by using the latest advanced technologies, fuels, and scale improvements. We are determined to drive the energy transition of the shipping industry, while remaining committed to providing adaptable and sophisticated solutions to our customers’ needs and reacting swiftly to their demands. We remain dedicated to our mantra of Wake Forward,” stated Neptune Lines’s CEO Jasienski.

Established in 1975,Neptune Lines is run by the president of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS),Melina Travlos,and has a fleet of 21 vehicle carriers ranging from 1,500 to 6,500 ceu.