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Thursday, December 13, 2018 

German ferry operator TT-Line has signed a contract with Jiangsu Jinling shipyard in China to build a new dual-fuel ro-pax ferry, with an option for a second ship.

The new vessel, at present referred to as ‘Green Ship’, is scheduled for delivery in 2022, and will be deployed on TT-Lines Baltic Sea routes. The 230m long and 31m wide vessel will be equipped to burn LNG fuel, which, the company says, in comparison with diesel fuel, emits less carbon dioxide and burns without smoke. This means emissions of particulate matter are around 93%. The company adds that LNG is almost entirely free of sulphur, with 98% reduction, as well as producing 82% less nitrogen oxides, making the Green Ship the most environmentally friendly ro-pax ship in the TT-Line trading area. Despite the reduction in pollutants, travel times between destinations will remain the same, while the design has focused on improving the efficiency of loading and unloading freight traffic. Freight will be a major focus, with capacity for more than 200 trucks and trailers, as well as 800 passengers.

“Maritime transport is the most environmentally efficient way of transporting goods. 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 becomes the most environmentally-friendly ro-pax vessel in our geographical area of activity, “said Bernhard J. Termühlen, CEO of TT-Line.

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