High Efficiency RoRo
The new high efficiency RoRo vessel from Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s HERO class, has recently made its maiden call at the Port of Southampton.
The HERO class (which stands for High Efficiency RoRo) has set a new benchmark in energy efficient world-wide automotive shipping. The HERO class has two new-build vessels in its fleet and the latest, MV Traviata, has called at the Port of Southampton for the first time.
Phil Buckley, Harbour Master attended the traditional plaque and key ceremony welcoming the vessel on its maiden call. The plaque was presented to Captain Jari Nokkosmaki.
The Traviata can hold 8,000 cars and follows her sister vessel, Titus, the first vessel in the HERO class fleet that called in Southampton last Summer.
Vessels in this new class have been designed to improve the environmental footprint of the automotive shipping line’s fleet. They feature an efficient exhaust gas cleaning system removing 70% of particulate matter from the air and reducing sulphur content to less than 0.1% of exhaust emissions.
By Jake Frith
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