Germany-based ferry company TT-Line has placed an order for a dual fuel vessel with China’s shipbuilder Jiangsu Jinling.
Under the deal, which includes an option for one further unit, the company’s new ferry would be delivered during 2022. Following delivery, the vessel would be used within TT-Line’s route network in the Baltic Sea.
The shipping firm said that the 230-meter-long vessel would be optimized for efficiency and flexibility. Compared to the previous generation of RoPax vessels, the latest vessel will reduce more than 50% of emissions while still maintaining the speed, the company explained.
The dual fuel ship would be able to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), leading to very low emissions of particulate matter.
“TT-Line will set a new standard in terms of cutting harmful emissions by choosing LNG as a fuel for the innovative TT-Line Green Ship. This innovative and future-oriented TT-Line Green Ship will be the most environmentally friendly RoPax ship in our trading area,” Bernhard J. Termühlen, Managing Director of TT-Line, said.
The new TT-Line vessel builds on the company’s Green Ship concept and is designed to carry 800 passengers and more than 200 trucks and trailers. While designing the vessel, a particular emphasize was put on flexibility and fast turnarounds in ports.