The world’s largest car transporter that carries over 8000 vehicles arrives in the UK
Hoegh Target is the world’s largest car transporter and it recently arrived in the UK during its maiden voyage from China. Its deck space has a stunning size of 10 football pitches which is equivalent to 71,400 square meters. With this deck space, it is able to carry up to 8500 vehicles on board thanks to its 14 decks. The car transporter boasts a length of 200 meters and width of 36 meters.
Hoegh Target car transporter [Image Courtesy of Adrian Don/SWSN.com]
Just to give you a good impression of the number of cars this car transporter can carry, if you were to line up all the 8500 cars, it would cover a distance of 26 miles! One other thing that makes it so incredible is its flexibility in the type of vehicles it can carry. While some car transporters are only capable of carrying regular sized cars, the Hoegh Target has very large doors and thanks to this, it is able to carry large vehicles such as trucks. The size of these vehicles can range up to 6.5 meters high and 12 meters wide. But wait, there is more! This car transporter also has an additional cargo space on its stern ramp which can hold up to 375 tonnes.
Comparing the size of the Hoegh Target car transporter with a football pitch [Image Courtesy of Adrian Don/SWSN.com]
Hoegh Target belongs to Hoegh Autoliners, a Norwegian company. It was officially launched this June but has since sailed from Xiamen to China and now Britain. Along the way, it has made stops at the ports in South Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Holland and Belgium. It will operate between the East Asia and Europe shipping line. At the end of its maiden voyage, it will head back to China while branching through Africa and Oceania.
The Hoegh Target car transporter can carry 8500 vehicles and boasts a deck size of 10 football picthes [Image Courtesy of Adrian Don/SWNS.com]
Within the next 18 months, Hoegh Autoliners will deliver a series of six Post Panamax ship vessels under their environmentally-friendly New Horizon design. The Hoegh Target car transporter is the fist of these six vessels so there are more to come.
Source: Daily Mail