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Wallenius SOL RoRo Vessels Prepare for Launch

What began as a wish list from WALLENIUS SOL soon became a unique ship concept known as ‘the world’s largest ice-rated multi-fuel RoRo-ships’. And now, around two years later, their launch is not far away.

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First Call Of TRANSFIGHTER For Wallenius SOL

18-19 May 2021: TRANSFIGHTER called in Antwerp and Zeebrugge for the first time as sixth Wallenius SOL ship.

THE VESSEL is deployed in a bi-weekly service on the Oulu – Kokkola – Antwerp – Zeebrugge leg while also adding Port of Rauma as loading port.


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Wallenius SOL Adds Kokkola

Wallenius SOL continues to expand its service, now strengthening its offering by adding Kokkola on the north- and southbound route Antwerp – Zeebrugge – Tilbury, since end of February.

Lübeck Continues to Prepare the Scandinavienkai

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The handling volumes of Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) were just over two percent below the previous year’s figure at just under 21,840 million tons.

The volume increase in the past four months in particular contributed to minimise the decline.

Automotive business was 20% higher.

Most areas, including the high-volume roro handling, were in decline.

Forest products fell by 7.5 percent for structural reasons.

LHG is preparing Skandinavienkai in Travemünde with an additional area of ​​around 60,000m2 and a 10,000m2 multi-purpose hall for the forest industry. First customer will be Stora Enso.

The terminal will be ready at the end of the year, when Wallenius SOL starts to call with the new roro ships.


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Port of Zeebrugge Welcomes the New Service from Wallenius SOL

Wallenius SOL has started to operate the two chartered ships, FIONIA SEA and JUTLANDIA SEA. They operate on the Kemi-Oulu-Husum-Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Vaasa route.

FIONIA SEA arrived in Zeebrugge for the first time on 13 January, coming all the way from the Gulf of Bothnia (with Husum as new port on Swedish side).

Maiden Call of the New Ro-Ro Ship ECO VALENCIA in Livorno

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The newly built ro-ro vessel ECO VALENCIA recently delivered to Grimaldi Group by Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China made her maiden call in the port of Livorno. Dr Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of the company, and his son Guido Grimaldi, sales manager of Grimaldi Euromed, were at the quay for a welcome.

The ship, which is the first of a series of 12 (of which three are for Finnlines), entered into service on the line linking Livorno and Savona in Italy, with Barcelona and Valencia in Spain.

ECO VALENCIA and her sister ships have a length of 238m and will be able to transport over 7,800 lane meters of rolling units, equivalent to above 500 trailers. The design was developed in a fruitful cooperation between the Grimaldi Group, Nanjing Jinling Shipyard and Knud E. Hansen.

All these vessels will be ‘ultra green’ with 600m2 of solar panels, large-capacity batteries to achieve zero emissions in port and a peak shaving system. Furthermore, an air lubrication system is included so the ship will ride on a carpet of micro bubbles, hereby reducing the frictional resistance between the hull and the water.

Wallenius SOL adds Travemünde on Northbound Route

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From mid-January 2021, Wallenius SOL will add Travemünde on the northbound route Zeebrugge–Antwerpen–Travemünde–Vaasa.

The customers have been requesting two-way traffic between the Ostrobothnia region in Finland and Travemünde for some time now. The increased demand for northbound transports, together with the fact that two new vessels (*) will be taken into use in 2021, has enabled a new call in Travemünde on the northbound route to Ostrobothnia.