EUR 500 million newbuilding programme
With deep understanding of the market and its growth potential, Finnlines’ EUR 500 million newbuilding programme will increase the Company’s combined fleet capacity by 38% for rolling cargo like trailers, lorries and cars and by an even more impressive 58% in passenger capacity. In line with Finnlines’ ambitious expansion plans, depending on the market development, these investments will provide perfect tools to respond to future customer needs.
Finnlines has a modern and energy-efficient fleet consisting of 21 vessels, of which 9 are ro-pax and 12 ro-ro vessels. Over the years, the Company has invested more than a billion euros in renewal of vessels. All these investments were aimed at improving energy efficiency and thus contribute more to reducing emissions.
Three hybrid ro-ro vessels
The construction work of the first hybrid ro-ro vessel has started. The new vessels will be built with the latest technical and environmental solutions in mind. In addition to lithium-ion battery systems, which enable ‘zero emissions in port’, they will be equipped with several advanced technologies to save energy and thus reduce emissions further. Hybrid ro-ro vessels are designed for flexible ro-ro cargo, including high and heavy cargo. The ro-ro vessels are expected to be delivered during 2021–2022.
Two large Superstar ro-pax vessels
Finnlines ordered two new Superstar ropax vessels in December 2019. They will be Finnlines’ flagships both in terms of size and technology, and they will be equipped with the same energy efficiency and environmental technology as the ordered hybrid ro-ro vessels. The Superstar ro-pax vessels are designed with the focus on fast and efficient cargo handling as well as on high-level passenger comfort: designed to offer the best possible passenger experience. The Superstar ro-pax vessels are set to start operating in 2023.