SAIC Anji Logistics’ appetite for pure car/truck carrier newbuildings continues unabated as the volume of Chinese automobile exports grows.

The car carrier owner and operator, which already has five LNG dual-fuel PCTC newbuildings — two of 7,600 teu and three of 7,800 ceu —under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard, has launched a request for offers to build seven dual-fuel, 8,900-ceu vessels, which will be by far the largest PCTCs it owns.

SAIC Anji — the shipping arm of Chinese automaker SAIC Motor — is seeking to take delivery of at least one ship by October 2025 and the rest by 2026.