Finneco III, the third hybrid ro-ro vessel in Finnlines’ newbuilding series, was launched at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) on November 22, 2021.
The Finneco series vessels are 238 m long with a cargo capacity of 5,800 lane metres. Compared to the company’s largest ro-ro vessels today, cargo capacity increases by nearly 40 percent.
The vessels are part of Finnlines’ EUR500 million (USD585.7 million) newbuilding programme, which includes, a series of three ro-ro vessels and two ro-pax vessels.
“Our ambitious strategy to expand services is a response to growing demand. We will bring a total of five new vessels to traffic over the next few years, which will increase our cargo and passenger capacity significantly. We are improving our performance while at the same time reducing the environmental impact of our fleet. The hybrid vessels will be among the most innovative and efficient ships in the world and are part of the investments we make in the responsible and sustainable operations of our fleet,” said Emanuele Grimaldi, ceo of Finnlines.