Israel’s Ray Car Carriers is being linked to an order for four 7,700-ceu pure car/truck carrier newbuildings that HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) announced last week.

The South Korean group said a Middle Eastern shipping company had ordered four 200-metre-long vessels without disclosing the identity of the buyer or the actual value of the contracts.

But shipbuilding sources following HD KSOE’s newbuilding activities said the LNG dual-fuel ships were ordered by Ray Car Carriers.