Grimaldi takes delivery of PCTC Grande Houston

Grimaldi Group has taken delivery of the third in a series of seven pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) built by Chinese shipyard Yangfan Group (formerly Zhoushan Shipyard).

As with sister vessels Grande Torino and Grande Mirafiori, which have been operational since 2019, Grande Houston will be deployed on Grimaldi’s weekly Mediterranean-North America service.

The newbuild has a length of 199.9 metres, a beam of 36.45 metres, and a service speed of 19 knots. It can transport around 7,600 CEUs or alternatively 5,400 linear metres of rolling stock and 2,737 CEUs.

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