Pure Car Carriers (PCC)


Pure Car Carriers (PCC) are specialized roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels designed specifically for the transportation of passenger cars. PCCs are equipped with multiple decks and ramps that can be adjusted to accommodate various types and sizes of cars. These vessels are designed to optimize space utilization and facilitate efficient and safe loading, transportation, and unloading of passenger cars between ports.

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While both PCCs and PCTCs are roll-on/roll-off vessels designed for vehicle transportation, PCCs are specifically designed to carry passenger cars. PCTCs, on the other hand, can transport a wider range of wheeled cargo, including trucks, buses, and other large or heavy machinery.
PCCs offer several advantages for car transportation, including: - Space optimization: PCCs are designed to maximize the number of cars that can be carried on board, optimizing the use of available space. - Efficient loading and unloading: The roll-on/roll-off design allows for quick and efficient loading and unloading of cars, reducing port turnaround times. - Safe transportation: PCCs are designed to securely transport passenger cars, minimizing the risk of damage during transit.
Cars are loaded onto PCCs using ramps that connect the vessel to the dock. The cars are then driven onto the ship and parked on the designated decks. Upon arrival at the destination port, the process is reversed, with cars being driven off the ship using the same ramps.
Example or usage in road freight logistics

An automotive company needs to ship a large number of new passenger cars from its production facility in Germany to a dealership in the United States. The company contracts a shipping company that operates PCCs to handle the transportation. The cars are loaded onto a PCC at the port in Germany, securely transported across the ocean, and unloaded at the destination port in the United States. The PCC's specialized design and features ensure that the cars are transported efficiently and safely.

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