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World’s largest car transporter with deck space the size of 10 football pitches and able to carry enough vehicles for a 26-mile traffic jam arrives in the UK after its maiden voyage from China

 

  • Hoegh Target – the world’s biggest car and truck carrier – has arrived into the UK on its maiden voyage from China
  • Vessel’s deck is the size of 10 football fields and it can carry 8,500 vehicles – measuring 26 miles if put end to end
  • Ship has arrived into Tyneside after departing China via tour of Europe, including stops in Italy, Holland and Spain
  • Norwegian carrier is 200 metres in length, 36 metres wide and its stern ramp can hold the weight of 75 elephants

The world’s largest car transporter which can carry 8,500 vehicles and boasts deck space the size of 10 football pitches has arrived into the UK on its maiden voyage from China.

Hoegh Target, the world’s biggest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC), dwarfs North Shields Fish Quay after docking in Tyne and Wear this week.

The 14-deck vessel, which is 200 metres in length and 36 metres wide, has a deck space of 71,400 square metres and if all of the cars it could carry were stood end to end, they would measure a whopping 26 miles.

It also boasts doors much bigger than its counterparts, meaning it can take high-sided vehicles and trucks that are 6.5 metres high and 12 metres wide. Its stern ramp can also hold 375 tonnes of cargo – the equivalent weight of 75 adult elephants.

The world’s biggest car carrier, registered to Norwegian firm Hoegh Autoliners, was officially launched in June and has since sailed from Xiamen, China, to Britain via ports in South Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Holland and Belgium.

Hoegh Target, which will operate on the East Asia to Europe shipping line, is now due to sail back to China via Africa and Oceania.

The ship is the first in a series of six Post Panamax vessels under the environmentally-friendly New Horizon design that Höegh Autoliners will take delivery of in the next 18 months. 

The world’s largest car transporter
Hoegh Target, the world’s biggest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) which can carry 8,500 vehicles, dwarfs North Shields Fish Quay as it is towed into Tyne and Wear this week. The vessel, officially launched in June, has arrived into Britain on its maiden voyage from China

World's largest car transporter14-deck vessel (pictured arriving into Tyne and Wear this week), which is 200 metres in length and 36 metres wide, has a deck space of 71,400 square metres and if all of the 8,500 cars it could carry were stood end to end, they would measure a whopping 26 miles in length

Hoegh3Graphically explained: The ship is 200 metres long by 36 metres wide – the surface area of a standard football pitch measuring 105m x 68m

Hoegh4The world’s largest car transporter also boasts doors much bigger than its counterparts, meaning it can take high-sided vehicles and trucks that are 6.5 metres high and 12 metres wide. Its stern ramp can also hold 375 tonnes of cargo – the weight of 75 adults elephants
Hoegh5Hoegh Target, which will operate on the East Asia to Europe shipping line, is now due to sail back to China via Africa and Oceania. The ship is the first in a series of six vessels under the New Horizon design that Höegh Autoliners will take delivery of in the next 18 months
The world’s biggest car carrier, registered to Norwegian firm Hoegh Autoliners, was officially launched in June and has since sailed from Xiamen, China, to Britain via ports in South Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Holland and Belgium. It will return to East Asia in the near future
The Norwegian-registered Hoegh Target, which can carry 8,500 vehicles and boasts a deck the size of 10 football pitches, has arrived into the UK on its maiden voyage from China. It has a deck space of 71,400 square metres, made up for 14 decks including five ‘liftable’ decks

The Original Posted by Emma Glanfield/Mail Online

 

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