Eyal Ofer-led Zodiac Maritime has added another two pure car/truck carriers to its orderbook at CIMC Raffles Offshore Engineering. The deal lifts the tally of PCTCs it has on order at the Chinese shipyard to eight.

Shipbuilding sources said the pair of 7,000-ceu newbuildings were optional vessels that the company secured when it placed an order for four ships there last autumn. Earlier this year, it declared another two options.