Wallenius SOL’s record ship reaches Europe – first call Zeebrugge

July 7, 2022

BOTNIA ENABLER – the world’s largest ice-rated ConRo vessel with multi-fuel (*) operation – has reached Europe and will enter regular service within a few days.

The first of two Ferry Shipping Summit award-winning ConRo vessels called at Zeebrugge on June 30th.

“Finally being able to welcome her to Europe is a big deal,” says Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director at Wallenius SOL.

On 7 July 2022, BOTNIA ENABLER will enter scheduled traffic on her regular Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kookola-Oulu-Kemi-Skellefteå-Travemünde route.

“Botnia Enabler has increased our container capacity by 300%, and almost 100% for RoRo cargo, compared to the ship she is replacing. And later, when we add BALTIC ENABLER, the route will have a capacity of 962 TEU,” says Ragnar Johansson.

The vessels have been designed by Knud E. Hansen.

(*) Multi fuel = LNG, LBG, diesel and synthetic diesel

Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director Wallenius SOL, and Michael Kjellberg, Board Member Wallenius SOL, minutes before embarking the ship for the first time.

Lieve Duprez, Chief Officer Shortsea at Port of Antwerp Bruges and Captain Tobias Persson