Finnlines has decided to lengthen two more vessels as part of its Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme, launched in 2017.
The EUR 70m programme was launched with the lengthening of four initial vessels for the purpose of increasing capacity by 30%, meeting increasing demand from Finnlines’ customers.
Tom Pippingsköld, CFO of Finnlines says that the vessel lengthening is part of a programme to improve operational performance, increasing competitiveness and efficiency of capital employed on the company’s fleet. The lengthened vessels will benefit from increased energy efficiency, reducing emissions per transported tonne.
The first two vessels, MS Finntide and MS Finnwave, have already been operating in their extended length. By the end of May 2018, a further two vessels, MS Finnsky and MS Finnsun, will be lengthened, whilst MS Finnbreeze and MS Finnsea will be carried out from September–December 2018.
Following modification, the vessels will be 217.7 metres long with a capacity of around 4,200 lane metres.