Smyril Line orders two methanol-powered RoRo ships

Smyril Line announced that a contract has been made with the CIMC Raffles shipyard in China to build two new methanol-ready cargo ships for the company.

The new cargo ships will join Smyril Line’s current network, and they are planned to start sailing in 2026. The ships are designed for optimal year-round seaworthiness in the North Atlantic with great emphasise on our crew comforts and wellbeing on board.

These are two identical RoRo ships, measuring 190 metres in length and having 3,300 lane metres for trailers.

The ships are being designed in close cooperation with Knud E. Hansen, naval architects, who, together with the extensive experience of Smyril Line in the North Atlantic, will ensure that the ships are built for the special route between Europe, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland.

The ships will be modern and environmentally friendly, meeting all international emission standards. Compared to the company’s existing fleet, they will emit significantly less per transported ton. At the same time, the ships will be equipped with a battery system and the possibility for shore power, which means that port operations can be conducted without emissions.

The ships will also be prepared to sail on e-methanol, which is considered to be the best future choice for green energy at Smyril Line.

Tags: CIMC Raffles, Methanol, RoRO ships, Smyril Line
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