The fifth generation is almost complete
The Chinese Jinling shipyard in Nanjing has delivered the “Eco Mediterranea”, the tenth of twelve vessels belonging to the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G). This ro-ro unit flies the Italian flag, has a length of 238 m, a beam of 34 m, a gross tonnage of 67,311 t and a service speed of 20.8 knots.
The loading capacity of her seven decks – two of which are hoistable – is twice that of the previous class of short sea ro-ro ships deployed by the Grimaldi Group and can carry some 7,800 linear meters of freight, equivalent to around 500 trailers and 180 cars.
With electronically controlled engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system for the reduction of sulphur and particulate emissions, the “Eco Mediterranea” is able to halve CO2 emissions per unit transported. (sh)