On 15 July 2013, Pure Car Truck Carrier Höegh Transit (built 1982) was sold for environmentally safe recycling in China.
Höegh Transit has been sold to a company controlled by Wirana Shipping Corp, Singapore, who will resell the vessel to the recycling yard Jiangmen Yinhu Shipbreaking Co. in China.
Wirana Shipping will provide services to ensure safe and environmentally friendly “green recycling” to the best standards. Höegh Autoliners has adopted a Ship Recycling Policy based on the intentions in the IMO recycling convention proposed in 2009 ensuring that a vessel is recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly way at a ship breaking yards which can document that standards will be met.
This is the 14th car carrier sold for green recycling since Höegh Autoliners started a policy in 2009 for green recycling of car carriers reaching the commercial end of their lives. Wirana Shipping Corp has extensive experience in ship recycling.
Source: automotive world. 15 July 2013