Friday, November 30, 2018

Big Car Ship Calls at West Coast

By Karen Robes Meeks

Earlier this month, the Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the arrival of the Monoceros Leader, a high-capacity pure car carrier built in Japan that can carry large quantity of vehicles from source to market, according to the port. The vessel maiden voyage began in October.

Owned by Nancy Ship Holding S.A. and operated by NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., the 656-foot-long Monoceros Leader has a deadweight capacity of 19,159 metric tons and can carry up to 7,100 units. The vessel stopped at the Port of Vancouver USA to unload 2,270 Subarus to be processed before traveling to other West Coast ports and ending its journey at the Port of Hueneme.