June 25 – Grand California

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The Grimaldi Group took delivery of the Grande California, a new Pure Car & Truck Carrier (PCTC), on June 8 from the Chinese Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan. She is the seventh and last PCTC vessel ordered by Grimaldi and is among the largest and most eco-friendly car carriers in the world. With her four hoistable decks, Grande California is an extremely flexible vessel: besides cars, she is able to transport any type of rolling freight (cars, vans, trucks, tractors, buses, excavators, etc.) up to 5.3 metres high. With respect to environmental sustainability, she is equipped with devices that allow her to reduce harmful emissions and achieve high energy efficiency. These include an electronically-controlled Man Energy Solutions main engine, as required by the new regulations for the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, as well as an exhaust gas cleaning system for cutting sulphur oxide (SOx) and particulate emissions. In addition, she complies with the latest ballast water treatment regulations.

Flag: Italy
Gross Tonnage: 66,704
DWT: 15,580 t
Length Overall: 199.9m
Breadth Extreme: 36.45m
Year Built: 2021

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