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Höegh Target – 8,500 ceu capacity Pure Car & Truck Carrier

When delivered to her owners in July 2015, Höegh Target was the first in class of six “New Horizon Class” post-panamax auto carriers that are still the largest such vessels in the world. The vessel has 14 decks and a cargo opening to enable handling of units up to 6.5m high and 12m wide with a strengthened stern ramp allowing for handling of loads of up to 375 tonnes

  • Built by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry, PRC in 2015
  • Owned and operated by Hoegh Autoliners
  • LOA 199m
  • Beam 36m
  • GRT 75,717 tons
  • DWT 20,766 MT
  • Capacity 8,500 ceu (car equivalent units)
  • Sister ships: Höegh Tracer. Trapper, Traveller. Trigger, Trotter

To optimize her dimensions, Höegh Target incorporates a hull design that combines high cargo capacity with low fuel consumption resulting in CO2 emissions up to 50% less than those of a standard car carrier. This was achieved by extensive model testing with a strong focus on added resistance in heavy seas and wind resistance. In so doing she qualified for DNV-GL’s class notification “CLEAN” for its cleaner design.

Based in Oslo, Norway, and with a history dating back to 1927, Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of roll-on/roll-off transportation. The company operates 15 trade routes in global trade systems alone or in partnerships, with about 3,000 port calls annually. The services are supported by regional trade directly and through Joint Ventures in Europe, East Asia and the Caribbean, engaging 17 vessels in 7 regional trade routes with day to day management delegated to a global network of around 20 offices, owner’s representatives and agents. The company has approximately 400 shore-based employees and 900 seafarers. Sister company Höegh LNG is a leading owner & operator of LNG and FLNG units.

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