Finnlines has invested over EUR 1 billion in the past decade and will invest over EUR 500 million in new technology, digitalisation and green shipping in the coming years.
Finnlines will determinedly continue to implement its strategy. The EUR 500 million newbuilding programme proceeded as planned during the year, and all three hybrid ro-ro vessels are now at the production stage. Finneco I will be the first vessel to be completed and is scheduled to start operation in November 2021.
The design process of the Superstar ro-pax vessels has also continued. In the design, particular attention has been paid to fast and efficient cargo handling. These vessels, intended for the route between Finland and Sweden, will together provide over 40% more cargo capacity than today. In addition, special attention in the design has been devoted to a new kind of customer experience and a pleasant stay onboard.
The Superstar ro-pax vessels exploit technology and digitalisation. Furthermore, recycling and environment friendliness onboard extend from the vessel’s technical details to choices of materials and products, partners, and even up to the service concept. The source of inspiration for the interior decoration has been the archipelago sea which is reflected in the interior layout and lighting, for example. The panorama windows let in plenty of light and offer spectacular views over the archipelago.
The Superstar ro-paxes’ interior design draws inspiration from the archipelago.
Ballast water management
In addition to vessel orders, the Company has started installation of ballast water treatment equipment on ships. The project will be completed in 2023. Ballast water is used to trim and stabilise ships, but it may carry harmful aquatic species which out-compete native species, disrupting fragile marine