Höegh Ugland

Founded in 1927, Leif Höegh found his opportunity in the growing market for oil transportation. By the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Leif Höegh & Co managed a fleet of 13 ships and had produced an annual increase in value-adjusted equity of 21% per share. Liner shipping was seen as counter cyclical to tankers and in order to hedge risks the company started its liner activities with the Java Pacific Line. From 1948 Leif Höegh & Co operated the liner operation the West Africa Service, which was ultimately sold out in 1990.

In 2003 the third generation took control of the company. The cousins Leif O. Höegh and Morten Höegh made an offer to acquire all outstanding shares in Leif Höegh & Co AS. The offer was well received and the company was privatized and de-listed. The growth ambitions are carried on. In 2006 the company was restructured into two separate entities- Höegh Autoliners and Höegh LNG- with a common holding company (Leif Höegh & Co Limited).

In 2011, Höegh LNG’s shares were listed on Oslo Børs. Leif Höegh & Co Limited remains an important shareholder in Höegh LNG.

United European Car Carriers was founded in 1990 and is Europe’s leading short sea RoRo operator, dedicated to the needs of the automotive industry. Today the Company transports around 1.5 million units a year, comprising cars, commercial vehicles, high & heavy equipment and trailers. UECC operates a vessel fleet of 23 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.

Autobahn

Autobahn

Autobahn

  • Built. 1972
  • IMO 7129207
  • Yard. Batservices Vaerft, Norway
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 92.45 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 499
  • Trade car capacity. 420
  • Speed. 13 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 17/4/1998

 

Arrived in Aliaga on the 17th April 1998 for scrapping.

Autocarrier

Autocarrier

Autocarrier

  • Built. 1982
  • IMO 8100519
  • Yard. Flender Werft, Germany
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland/UECC
  • Length. 89.52 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 1300
  • Trade car capacity. 683
  • Speed. 14.5 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 13/07/2009

 

 

Built in 1982 By Flender Werft of Germany and was a regular visitor to Harwich during the 1980’s, changed names to Castorp in 1990 before being scrapped in Aliaga in 2009.

Autofreighter

Autofreighter

Autofreighter

  • Built. 1977
  • IMO 7533393
  • Yard. Vuijk & Zonen, Holland
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 89.56 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 999
  • Trade car capacity.
  • Speed. 12.5 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 04/02/2015

 

History: Autofreighter (1990)  Freighter (2005)  Kebbi (2005) Elduga (2010).

Autoline 

Autoline

Autoline

  • Built. 1983
  • IMO 8200565
  • Yard. Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Fukuyama, Japan
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 100m
  • Gross Tonnage. 986
  • Trade car capacity. 650
  • Speed. 16 knots
  • Status. Sailing “Express 1 “

 

Converted to Livestock carrier 2010.

History: Al Mahmoud Express (2009) Express 1 2013).

Autoroute 

Autoroute

Autoroute

  • Built. 1979
  • IMO 7822079
  • Yard. Mitsui Tamano Engineering & Shipbuilding
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 99.99 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 2462
  • Trade car capacity. 695
  • Speed. 12.5 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 17/08/2009

 

Broken up in Aliaga 17th August 2009.

Autostrada 

Autostrada

Autostrada

  • Built. 1971
  • IMO 7109219
  • Yard. Langvik Sarpsborg Mekaniske Verksted
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 92.45 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 610
  • Trade car capacity. 660
  • Speed. 13 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 13/08/1996

 

Broken up in Aliaga 12th August 1996.

Autotrader 

Autotrader

Autotrader

  • Built. 1974
  • IMO. 7361166
  • Yard. Schulte & Bruns
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 89.86 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 921
  • Trade car capacity. 660
  • Speed. 13 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 6/6/2001

 

History: Warendorp (1990)  Sicily Express (1997).

Autotransporter 

Autotransporter

Autotransporter

  • Built. 1983
  • IMO. 8200577
  • Yard. Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Fukuyama, Japan
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 100m
  • Gross Tonnage. 997
  • Trade car capacity. 650
  • Speed. 16 knots
  • Status. Sailing “Atlantic M”

 

Converted to Livestock Carrier 2010.

History: Al Mahmoud Orient (2013) Atlantic M (2013).

Autoweg 

Autoweg

Autoweg

  • Built. 1973
  • IMO. 7325576
  • Yard. Batservices
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 91.3 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 498
  • Trade car capacity. 565
  • Speed. 14.5 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 02/10/1996

 

Broken up Aliaga,Turkey 2nd October 1996.

Canabal

Canabal

Canabal

  • Built. 1976
  • IMO. 7409102
  • Yard. Astilleros Construction, Spain
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. Höegh Ugland
  • Length. 88.55 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 1323
  • Trade car capacity. 540
  • Speed. 13 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 10/05/2001

 

History: Tamara (1993)  Tamara 1 (1994)  Carib Sea (1997).

Cobres 

Cobres

Cobres

  • Built. 1976
  • IMO. 7409114
  • Yard. Astilleros Construcciones
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. UECC
  • Length. 88.6m
  • Gross Tonnage. 1323
  • Trade car capacity. 540
  • Speed. 13 Knots
  • Status. Scrapped 15/12/2000

 

 

History:  Eleonore (1993)  Elenore (1993) Carib Sun (1997).

Donington

Donington

Donington

  • Built. 1976
  • IMO.7424463
  • Yard. Ateliers & Chantiers
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. UECC
  • Length. 105.5
  • Gross Tonnage. 1591
  • Trade car capacity. 650
  • Speed. 14.5 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 2003

 

 

History: Tetre Rouge (1976)  Donington (1987).

Broken up Aliaga June 2003.

Estoril 

Estoril

Estoril

  • Built. 1974
  • IMO 7359761
  • Yard. Ateliers & Chantiers
  • Class of Ship. Vechile carrier
  • Operator. UECC
  • Length. 100.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 1592
  • Trade car capacity. 610
  • Speed. 14 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 13/08/2001

 

 

History: Arnage (1974)  Estoril (1985)

Broken up Aliaga 13.08.2001.

Goodwood

Goodwood

Goodwood

  • Built. 1974
  • IMO 7347720
  • Yard. Nouvelle Havre
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. UECC
  • Length. 100.5 ft.
  • Gross Tonnage. 1592
  • Trade car capacity. 610
  • Speed. 14 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 28/05/2003

 

History: Mulsanne (1974-1985)  Goodwood (1985-2003).

Hockenheim 

Hockenheim

Hockenheim

  • Built. 1976
  • IMO. 7424475
  • Yard. Anteliers & Chantiers, France
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. UECC
  • Length. 105.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 1,591
  • Trade car capacity. 650
  • Speed. 14.5 knots
  • Status.  Scrapped  22/2/2002

 

History: Hunaudieres 1987-2002.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis

Indianapolis

  • Built. 1980
  • IMO 7901722
  • Yard. Barreras J.
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle carrier
  • Operator. UECC
  • Length. 88.8
  • Gross Tonnage. 1414
  • Trade car capacity. 570
  • Speed. 13 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 11/7/2000

 

Broken up Aliaga 11/07/2000.

Jarama 

Jarama

Jarama

  • Built. 1980
  • IMO. 7805980
  • Yard. Hijos de J. Barreras S.A
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle Carrier
  • Operator. Hoegh Ugland
  • Length. 88.88 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 4743
  • Trade car capacity. 570
  • Speed. 13 knots
  • Status. Scrapped  14/08/2000

Le Castellet 

Le Castellet

Le Castellet

  • Built. 1982
  • IMO. 8020044
  • Yard. Ateliers & Chanters
  • Class of Ship. Vehicle Carrier
  • Operator. UECC
  • Length. 116.50 m
  • Gross Tonnage. 1600
  • Trader car capacity. 897
  • Speed. 15 knots
  • Status. Scrapped 20/12/2008

 

 

 

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