The Sakura Leader, the 1st LNG-fuelled pure car truck carrier (PCTC), is set to arrive in Vancouver next week. The vessel is a car carrier built by Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding. By running on LNG, the vessel is expected to improve energy efficiency (CO2 emissions per transport unit) by about 40% exceeding the International Maritime Organization (IMO) EEDI phase 3 requirements that will become effective in 2025, sulfur oxide (SOx) by about 99% and NOx by about 86%.
- Length: 199.95m
- Breadth: 38.00m
- Total car capacity: 7,000 units
- GT: 73,500t
- Flag: Japan