Who we are
Gram Car Carriers is developing its position as a substantial tonnage supplier to the world’s major operators of seaborne vehicle transportation. Over the last decades, we have grown to be the third largest car carrier tonnage provider in the world and gained extensive expertise as a commercial manager, covering the whole market with vessels suited to all aspects of the trade. We provide our customers with a modern, reliable and efficient fleet with the latest design details and maximum cargo carrying capability to support the green mobility shift.
Highly advanced distribution vessels
Gram Car Carriers has five Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC) distribution vessels. Four were built at the Kyokuyo Shipyard in Shimonoseki, Japan and delivered during 2009 and 2010. These vessels mainly operate in European or Caribbean trades. Main features are, an overall length of 140.0m, beam of 22.4m and equipped with twin medium speed engines with Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) and shaft generator. The vessels have a capacity of about 2,000 cars with one hoistable deck to accommodate high and heavy cargo. The fifth distribution vessel has a capacity of about 1,000 cars and was built in 1996. This vessel is currently operating in Caribbean trades where there are substantial limitations on draft and port sizes.
Gram Car Carriers owns ten mid-sized vessels. One built at Shin-A in Korea, delivered in 2000 with a cargo intake of about 3,500 units and two hoistable decks. Six vessels were built at Nantong Heavy Industries in China and delivered between 2010 to 2012. They have a cargo intake of about 4,200 units and two hoistable decks. The last three vessels were built at Yangfan Shipyard in China, delivered in 2010 and 2012. They have a cargo intake of about 5,000 units and three hoistable decks.
These vessels were built for worldwide trading and are mainly used in regional and North/South trades.
Gram Car Carriers also commercially manage one vessel with capacity for 5,000 units delivered in 2010, with three hoistable decks.
Gram Car Carriers has four Panmax Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC). Three were built at CSC Jinling Shipyard, two delivered in 2015 and one in 2017. The vessels were designed and built to maximize cargo intake and minimize the fuel consumption. Main features are, an overall length of 200m, beam of 32,26m (former max beam in Panama Canal) and equipped with HHI-built MAN B&W 6S60 ME-C8.2 Tier ll main engine, e-type, giving better fuel economy and more flexibility in terms of adjusting speed. The vessels are built with single pillars and with four hoistable decks to accommodate a lot of high and heavy cargo. The vessel capacity is 6,700 cars, and they are mainly used in East/West trade lanes.
Gram Car Carriers also owns a 7,000 units vessel with two hoistable decks built at Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia and delivered in 2007.
In addition to the owned fleet, four LNG Dual-Fuel newbuildings currently under construction with capacity for 7,000 units are commercially managed for Global Auto Carriers, a company initiated by Gram Car Carriers.