A rendering of TT-Line's new Green Ship ferry (Image: TT-Line)
TT-Line has ordered a new dual-fuel ro-pax ferry from Jiangsu Jinling shipyard in China, which will be delivered in 2022. The company’s contract also includes an option for a second vessel.
Designed to offer increased flexibility and faster turnaround times in ports, the 230-metre vessel is the first in TT-Line’s new Green Ship class and will operate in the Baltic Sea. The newbuild’s dual-fuel engines will be powered by LNG, which means it will produce 50% fewer emissions than the previous generation of TT-Line’s ro-pax ferries.
“Maritime transport is the most environmentally efficient way of transporting goods,” said Bernhard Termühlen, TT-Line CEO. “TT-Line will set a new standard for reducing harmful emissions by choosing LNG as fuel for its innovative Green Ship. With its advanced and future-oriented technology, Green Ship will become the most environmentally friendly ro-pax vessel in our geographical area of activity.”
The ferry will be able to accommodate 800 passengers and more than 200 trucks and trailers.
“We expect a continued growing demand for short sea transport in the Baltic Sea,” said Hanns Conzen, CEO of TT-Line. “With this investment we can meet our customers' needs and support their growth in an even more efficient way. At the same time, this vessel offers a modern and comfortable journey for our passengers in combination with the most environmentally friendly transport solution.”
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