World largest car carrier calls at Hambantota Port

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The plaque exchange between the Master of the vessel Capt. Eddie Caguimbaga and Deputy Harbour Master Capt. Samiddhi Dias in the presence of top officials of SLPA and the agents (from left): MRMRP Asst. General Manager (Operations) K. Suranga Peiris, MRMRP Operations Manager Rajitha Senanayake, Additional Managing J.K.P. Kurukulasuriya, MRMRP General Manager Sarath Perera, SLPA Managing Director S. Premachandra, Master of the Vessel Capt. Eddie Caguimbaga, MRMRP Deputy Harbour Master Capt. Samiddhi Dias, SLPA Executive Director Sanjeewa Wijerathne, Diamond Shipping Services Director Dushantha Peries, Diamond Shipping Services Commercial Manager Prasanna Jayathilleke


Making a historic landmark in Sri Lanka, the world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC), themv ‘Hoegh Trigger’ owned and operated bym/s Hoegh Autoliners AS – Oslo, arrived on her maiden call at the Port of Hambantota on 31 March.

The Hoegh Autoliners – AS have very well established their presence in the region by making Sri Lanka especially the Port of Hambantota as one of their main ports for transshipment of vehicles to various other ports in the world. The Port of Colombo too is utilised to accommodate local cargo/vehicles, mainly originating from the ISC.

Themv ‘Hoegh Trigger’ is deployed in the USA – Middle East – Asia (USME) service and has the capacity to carry 8,500 Car Equivalent Units (CEUs) and has 14 cargo carrying decks. The LOA is 200m, breath is 40.5m and the ramp width is 12m and capacity to carry cargo weighing of 375 tones and a free deck height of 6.5m. The vessel is of Post Panamax size and built on a new design which give a higher operational flexibility and improved fuel efficiency. The vessel is under ‘Horizon Class/Design’.



The m/s Hoegh Autoliners – AS is a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions in the RO-RO (Roll on-Roll off) segment, offering a broad range of services to customers throughout the world. The company operates around 60 Pure Car and Truck carriers (PCTCs) in the global trade systems which are managed from a worldwide network of around 20 officers in four regions. The Hoegh Autoliners annually carries approx. 2.0 million CEUs and make over 4,000 port calls. Hoegh Autoliners – AS personnel have extensive experience and expertise in handling different types of cargo which are in RO-RO, Break Bulk and Project cargoes. The High and Heavy and Out of Gauge cargo comes in different forms and shapes. Hoegh Autoliners – AS would ensure the safest and most cost – efficient transportation solutions are offered to the customer.

A service provider with modern, flexible and efficient vessel

Hoegh Autoliners – AS is a truly global, cost efficient RORO operator providing port to port transportation services that consistently meet the requirements of the customers. Achieving consistent quality throughout the company is a top priority. They pursues a customer – driven growth strategy based on the Company’s core competence in port-to-port transportation and providing efficient transportation services to the customer’s global distribution chains.

In order to commemorate the occasion, a plaque exchange ceremony was held on board the mv. Hoegh Trigger at the Port of Hambantota.

The Hoegh Autoliners are represented in Sri Lanka by their accredited Agents – m/s Diamond Shipping Services Ltd.