Washington state’s Port of Vancouver on Nov. 8 welcomed the maiden voyage of Monoceros Leader, a 656-foot-long, 19,159-metric ton, Pure Car Carrier (PCC) built in Japan.
Captain Pavan Peter D’Lima of India and his 23-member Indian and Filipino crew were welcomed to Vancouver by representatives from NYK Line (North America) Inc., Subaru of America, Auto Warehouse Co., Jones Stevedoring and the Port of Vancouver USA.
The vessel, which had departed Japan in October for the U.S., berthed at the Port of Vancouver USA, where International Longshore and Warehouse Union crews discharged 2,270 Subaru vehicles to be processed at the port and shipped to buyers across the Northern United States.
Monoceros Leader then sailed to other West Coast ports before its final stop at Port Hueneme, California. Owned by Nancy Ship Holding S.A. and operated by NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., the PCC can transport up to 7,100 vehicles that can be loaded onto and unloaded from multiple decks.