Ro-Ro ECO MALTA heralds a new era for the port of Igoumenitsa

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With the arrival of the first Ro-Ro vessel in the operating years of the Port of Igoumenitsa, a new era begins for the unaccompanied cargo services as well as the reinforcement of the Port’s server project with its inclusion in the Patras – Igoumenitsa – Bari – Venice route.

The 7,800 lane metre ECO MALTA is owned by the Grimaldi Group and according to the Italian classification society RINA, this series of ships is seven times more efficient than the existing ships.

Grimaldi Group’s ECO MALTA christened in Valletta

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On 30 May 2022, the port of Valletta hosted the christening ceremony of the ECO MALTA, the latest ro-ro vessel delivered to the Grimaldi Group in March. This is the sixth of 12 hybrid ships belonging to the innovative GG5G (Grimaldi Green 5th Generation) class.

ECO MALTA has joined her sister vessel ECO CATANIA on the connections between Ravenna, Brindisi, Catania and between Genoa and Malta.

“Being here in Malta today for this special occasion, or to christen the largest and most sustainable ship in the world, is a source of great pride for us” said Eugenio Grimaldi, executive director of the Grimaldi Group. “We have been present in Malta for more than sixty years and this event marks an important milestone for the maritime and transport industry locally, as well as throughout the Mediterranean”.

ECO MALTA delivered

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The delivery of the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation class roro vessels is now halfway. Grimaldi Group took delivery of the ECO MALTA, the sixth of twelve state-of-the-art units ordered from the Chinese Jinling shipyard located in Nanjing.