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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 

Bore Shipping of Finland has signed a newbuilding contract with Wuhu Shipyard in China for three new LNG-powered ro-lo vessels to be built during 2020-2021.

This will bring Bore’s operated fleet to 11 vessels. The new vessels will serve under a long-term charter agreement with UPM. Bore and UPM have designed the concept for the ro-lo vessels for sustainable sea transportation of UPM’s paper products in Europe, combining best features from pure ro-ro with Lift-on Lift-off transportation concepts.

The vessel main particulars are; length 120m, width 21m, 7,000 dwt and a speed of about 15 knots for economical transport solutions in the trade. They will have ice-class Swedish/Finnish 1A, and will meet the latest technological, operational and environmental standards.

As a next step in Bore’s environmental agenda, these vessels will represent further steps into cleaner emission with dual fuel engines installed.  This means, that the vessels will be fuelled mainly by LNG which results in a significant (approximately 25%) reduction of CO2 emissions compared with commonly used marine gas oil. In addition, NOx and SOx emissions will decrease by over about 85 % and 99%, respectively. At the same time the emission of particulate matter (soot) will decrease by 99%.

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