Cosco Shipping Specialised Carriers is said to be looking to order at least six more pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) newbuildings worth more than $500m.

The Guangzhou-based shipping company which was behind the order of 15 PCTC vessels at three domestic shipyards during the first half of this year, is said to be talking with one of the shipbuilders for six to eight more vessels.

According to shipbuilding sources, Cosco Shipping has approached Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding for a series of LNG dual-fuel, 7,000-ceu newbuildings.