Port of Trelleborg’s relocation and extension is made, among other things, to accommodate larger vessels. TT-Line has now signed a contract for one new TT-Line Green Ship, with an optional order for one further vessel, which will have a length of 230 m and a breadth of 31 m. The planned delivery will be during 2022, just in time until three new ferry berths and a conventional quay will be ready in Port of Trelleborg.
“The investments and initiatives we have made so far and which we are in the process of doing have proven to bear fruit. It is really gratifying that it’s now reality and no vision anymore. This will be TT-Line’s second large vessel that we can receive. Peter Pan returned with a length of 220 meters in 2018 and the new vessel will be 230 meters long. Without our new ferry berths it would not have been possible to accomodate them”, says Jörgen Nilsson, CEO, Port of Trelleborg.
The Baltic’s climate smartest port
The new vessel will have a major positive impact on the environment as it will be powered by LNG (liquid natural gas). In comparison with diesel fuel, LNG emits less carbon dioxide and burns without smoke. Furthermore, it is almost entirely free of sulphur and produces very low emissions of nitrogen oxide. TT-Line’s new Green Ship will reduce significantly more than 50% emissions while still maintaining the speed. Port of Trelleborg, with the goal of being the Baltic’s climate smartest port, is very positive about this.
Aims to become the best RoRo port in Europe
TT-Line currently has six vessels in Port of Trelleborg with ferry connections to and from Travemünde, Rostock, Swinoujscie and Klaipeda. The new vessel is designed to carry 800 passengers and more than 200 trucks and trailers.
“With its geographical position, Port of Trelleborg is a natural hub for the Scandinavian traffic and it is the nearest port to the European market. Port of Trelleborg is Scandinavia’s largest RoRo port and we are now aiming to also become the best RoRo port in Europe”, says Jörgen Nilsson.