Grimaldi has taken delivery of the Eco Italia – the 12th hybrid ro-ro ship in its GrimaldiGreen 5th Generation (GG5G) class.
The ship measures 238 m long and has seven decks – two of which are hoistable – capable of handling 7,800 liner metres of freight, equivalent to around 500 trailers and 180 cars. This is twice that of the previous class of shortsea ro-ro ships deployed by the Grimaldi Group.
With the adoption of innovative technological solutions that optimise the ship’s operational and environmental performance, Eco Italia, despite its increase in capacity, consumes the same amount of fuel compared to the previous generation ro-ro ships, and is therefore able to halve CO2 emissions per unit transported.
It features electronically controlled engines, an exhaust gas cleaning system for the reduction of sulphur and particulate emissions and is able to use electricity stored in lithium batteries while at berth. The batteries are recharged during navigation thanks to shaft generators and 350 sq m of solar panels.