The Chinese Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding has delivered Nabucco, the fourth and last of the 7,700-vehicle-capacity car carriers ordered by Wallenius Wilhelmsen.
The newbuild has set sail for Zeebrugge, picking up cargo in Shanghai on her way. Nabucco is expected to arrive in early December, joining her sister ships Tannhauser, Titus, and Traviata.
"I am very happy with Nabucco setting sail, providing sorely needed capacity on the fleet side. This also marks a shift in our history, because it is the last vessel delivered based on conventional fuel technology. This was the most sustainable vessel at that time [the series was contracted in 2013], and while we now look to next-generation energy solutions, HERO class and Nabucco still represent green advantages compared to other vessel designs. The HERO vessels will continue to be a core part of our competitive advantage in the high & heavy and breakbulk market," Erik Noeklebye, EVP and COO Shipping Services, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, commented.
HERO stands for High Efficiency RoRo.
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