Grimaldi to receive third hybrid Ro-Ro vessel of its fleet
The Chinese Jinling shipyard located in Nanjing has delivered Eco Livorno, the third of twelve hybrid vessels of the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class, to the Grimaldi Group.
The Eco Livorno has a length of 238 meters, a beam of 34 meters, a gross tonnage of 67,311 tons and a service speed of 20.8 knots, making it the world's largest short sea ro-ro ship in the GG5G-class.
The loading capability of the seven decks of Eco Livorno, two of which are hoistable, is double that of the Grimaldi Group's previous class of short sea ro-ro ships deployed.
“We are in the midst of a green revolution that our Group has strongly promoted and in which it has been investing for years, and we are proceeding swiftly in this direction”, stated the Neapolitan company Managing Director Emanuele Grimaldi.
7,800 linear meters of freight can be transported by the vessel, equal to about 500 trailers and 180 vehicles.
The Eco Livorno consumes the same amount of fuel at the same speed relative to vessels of the previous generation and is thus capable of halving CO2 emissions per unit transported.
Using electricity contained in super lithium batteries with a total capacity of 5 MWh, the Eco Livorno is capable of reducing pollution to zero during port stays.
In addition, the vessel is fitted with electronically operated engines and with a sulphur and particulate emission reduction exhaust gas cleaning system.
Eco Livorno will join its sister vessels Eco Valencia and Eco Barcelona in the daily ro-ro service that links the ports of Livorno, Savona, Barcelona and Valencia once it arrives in Italy by the end of February.
Headquartered in Naples, the Grimaldi Group operates a fleet of over 130 vessels and hires over 16,000 people.
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