Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s Fourth & Last HERO Sets Sail

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s fourth, and last, HERO vessel, MV NABUCCO started her journey towards Europe and is expected to reach Zeebrugge at the beginning of December, says a press release published on their website.

Last in the series

The vessel was delivered by Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding and is the last in the series of four HERO-vessels contracted already in June 2013.

Capacity

MV Nabucco has the capacity of 7700 vehicles and like her sister vessels Tannhauser, Titus and Traviata, she is designed with energy efficiency in mind.

“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, 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”, says EVP and COO Shipping Services, Erik Noeklebye.

Fun fact on Hero

The name stands for High Efficiency RoRo carrier. Our High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) vessels are our new and advanced post-Panamax vessels, combining elements from all our vessel types. With 200-meter length, capacity of a LCTC and capability similar to a Mark IV, all in a highly efficient design.

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Source: Walleniuswilhelmsen

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