The Norwegian shipping company's gas-run car carriers Auto Energy and Auto Eco, each offering capacity for 4,000 vehicles, have started calling to the German North Sea port.
UECC's Baltic network encompasses the region's St. Petersburg, Hanko, and Malmö, connecting them with Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Zeebrugge, and Southampton.
"Sustainability is now firmly embedded in the corporate strategies of car manufacturers. This is also being integrated into their decision-making processes when selecting transport and logistics service providers. UECC has taken a pioneering role in the field of carbon-neutral ship transport. With our customers, we show that environmentally conscious transport also makes economic sense. We are pleased to use our LNG-powered ships in our regular traffic to Cuxhaven," Bjorn O. Gran Svenningsen, Director Sales and Marketing, UECC, commented.
Arne Ehlers, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Cuxhaven Port Association, added, "Ports must make their contribution to climate and environmental protection. We therefore strive to continuously develop the Cuxhaven site in terms of technologies and sustainability. Cuxhaven was one of the first German seaports to be regularly called at by LNG-fuelled cargo ships. We are therefore very pleased about the new liner service from Cuxhaven by UECC with their LNG-fuelled ro-ro carriers."