Norway's Hoegh Autoliners has inked a series of multi-fuel, ammonia-ready car carriers in China.

The 9,100-ceu vessels will be the biggest vehicle ships in the world on delivery from China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) in the second half of 2024.

The company said the "first two" firm Aurora-class car carriers will come with DNV's new "ammonia ready" notation — the first such ships to be ready for carbon-neutral ammonia operations.