SeaRoad has secured an agreement for a new LNG fuelled vessel to augment the company’s fleet.
LNG RoRo vessel
The company’s management reached an agreement with German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gessellschaft (FSG) for the construction of one LNG fuelled roll on/roll off vessel. The delivery of the 180 m long vessel is planned for late 2016/early 2017.
FSG is the world leader in the building of RoRo and RoPax ships. The new vessel, which will be purpose-built to service the Bass Strait, will:
- Embrace clean air fuel technology
- Support energy efficiency
- Increase the company’s capacity by 50%
- Allow for faster transit times
- Permit longer time in ports
SeaRoad’s Chairman, Chas Kelly, explained that the agreement with FSG “secures our commitment to Bass Strait and keeping Tasmania connected. It is testament to the commitment of SeaRoad’s shareholders, management and employees to the Tasmanian economy and will provide increased dedicated freight capacity to the Bass Strait trade.
SeaRoad’s decision to expand its current fleet capacity will provide greater certainty for Tasmanian businesses and supports future economic growth in the state.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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