Bore, Europe’s leading RoRo Tonnage Provider, has been chosen for a long-term charter agreement with UPM for three new vessels

 

Bore has signed a new-building contract with Wuhu Shipyard Co.Ltd in China for three (3) new LNG-powered RoLo vessels to be built during 2020-2021. Thereby, Bore’s operated fleet will grow to 11 vessels.  The new state-of-the-art RoLo vessels will serve under a long-term charter agreement with UPM. Together, showing the power of being Your Partner in Shipping, Bore and UPM have designed the concept for the RoLo vessels to be built by Bore for sustainable sea transportation of UPM’s paper products in Europe, combining best features from pure RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) with LoLo (Lift-on Lift-off) transportation concepts.

The vessel main particulars are; length 120 m, width 21m, DWT 7,000 and a speed of about 15 knots for suitable and 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, mainly to be operated on LNG fuel.  This means, that the vessels will be fueled by liquid natural gas (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 with over about 85 % and 99%, respectively. At the same time the emission of particulate matter (soot) will decrease with 99%.

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