State-owned Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has struck pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) newbuilding contracts with two Asian companies.

Chinese domestic electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD and South Korea’s H-Line Shipping have each ordered two LNG dual-fuelled PCTCs.

BYD is said to have booked 7,000-ceu ships, while H-Line has opted for larger vessels of 8,600-teu.

Newbuilding sources said BYD and H-Line’s PCTC newbuilding contracts were inked last year but the deals have only recently turned effective.