April 21 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has seen the maiden voyage of Theben, a brand new High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) class vessel, in the Asia-Europe trade.

Theben is the third in a total of eight Post Panamax vessels that will be launched and brought into service by the end of 2017 and joins sisterships Thalatta and Thermopylae, which were brought into service in February 2015 and April 2015.

Like her sister vessels, Theben measures almost 200 m long, 36.5 m wide and features five liftable car decks, allowing for multiple configurations and a wide variety of cargoes and with a reduced draft that will allow calls at ports with shallower depths, increasing the ship's geographical scope of service.
Theben has a specially designed hull shape, rudder and bow to reduce drag and wave resistance, thus improving fuel efficiency and is fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system that reduces sulphur emissions to below 0.1 percent in compliance with ECA regulations and removes 70 percent of particulate matter.