Short Sea

UECC - Our Leading European Short Sea Partner

UECC (United European Car Carriers) is 50% owned by NYK and is one of Europe’s leading short sea operators.

Founded in 1990, UECC transports approximately 1.5 million units per year comprising:

  • Cars
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Trailers
  • High & Heavy units
  • Industrial cargo

UECC operates a vessel fleet of 22 Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs), all of which have been designed or adapted to meet the necessary flexibility and efficiency requirements of the short sea market. Of these vessels, 12 have been built to ice class specifications:

  • 7 vessels have the highest ice class 1A Super and 1A
  • 5 have class 1C.

This means UECC are able to operate a continuous service in the Baltic area all year-round, even when harsh ice conditions prevail.

UECC’s broad route network stretches from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean, including North Africa. It provides connections from all major hub ports to match the distribution needs of European-based vehicle production, as well as providing feeder services to connect with inter-continental traffic.

UECC also operates vehicle terminals and warehousing operations in a number of ports. Their services are backed up by dedicated and competent professionals and supported by proven IT solutions.

More information can be found on UECC’s own website.