Finnlines – Deliveries of three new hybrid cargo vessels

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We were the legal adviser in three arrangements for the financing of the acquisition of three new ultra-green hybrid ro-ro vessels in the Eco class (Finneco I, II and III) by Finnish shipping company Finnlines Plc.

The Chinese shipyard China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) delivered Finneco I to Finnlines on 28 April 2022, Finneco II on 30 May 2022 and the third and last of three hybrid ro-ro vessels, Finneco III on 6 June 2022.

The ships are 238 metres long, each with a cargo capacity of 5,800 lane metres. Consequently, the vessels can carry 400 trailers per voyage. The hybrid ro-ro vessels provide an increase of cargo intake up to 38%, but they reduce CO2 emissions by almost 43%. The three vessels represent another move towards sustainable shipping as they are energy-efficient. Energy saving is the best way to reduce the emissions. The vessels have the highest Finnish/Swedish ice class.

“Part of Finnlines’ EUR 500-million Green Newbuilding Programme, Finnlines introduced three new Eco-class hybrid ro-ro vessels in 2022. The three giant vessels operate in the Baltic–North Sea–Bay of Biscay service. With state-of-the-art technology they do not only offer economies of scale to our customers, but the environmental footprint will also be reduced. Finneco vessels provide added value to Finnlines and its customers”, says Tom Pippingsköld, President and CEO, Finnlines.