Smyril Line has signed a contract with the CIMC Raffles shipyard in China to build two new RoRo ships.
The identical twins will be 190m long and have a 3,300 lane metre capacity.
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 emphasis on crew comfort.
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 of shore power.
The ships will also be prepared to sail on e-methanol, considered the best future choice for green energy at Smyril Line.
Source: Knud E. Hansen