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Both Enabler vessels in service

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Baltic Enabler in Zeebrugge
Words: Maritha Arcos
Photo: Tibo Deprest

Baltic Enabler has arrived in Europe, and with her more RoRo and container capacity than ever on the Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Oulu-Kemi-Skellefteå-Travemünde route.

During the forenoon of 18 August 2022, the record-breaking vessel Baltic Enabler passed the Wandelaar pilot station on its way into the port of Zeebrugge and its first European call on its maiden voyage from the shipyard in China. On 25 August, Baltic Enabler will begin plying her regular route, which she will share with her sister ship, Botnia Enabler.

“Having both ships in regular traffic is an important milestone for us and for our customers. This means we now have a capacity of 962 TEU on the Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Oulu-Kemi-Skellefteå-Travemünde route. Every week,” says Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director WALLENIUS SOL.

The vessel is the second of WALLENIUS SOL’s highly acclaimed newly built vessels. Even before they entered regular traffic, they were nominated as ‘RoRo Vessels of the Year’ and they are classed as the world’s largest ice-rated ConRo vessels with multi-fuel operation. Both Baltic Enabler and Botnia Enabler have the highest possible green classification, which was among the most important requirements when the ships were designed. 

“Because many of our customers base their entire operation on the green transition, we must match them. These vessels enable us to do so. The Enabler vessels emit 63 per cent less greenhouse gases and substantially less NOx (96 per cent), SOx (99 per cent) and particulates (99 per cent) than older vessels,” says Ragnar Johansson.
 

BALTIC ENABLER

Ice class: 1A Super
Type of vessel: ConRo
LOA: 242 m
Beam: 35.2 m
Deadweight: 28,000 tonnes
Cargo capacity: 6,442 Lane metres, 960 TEU
Max speed: 20 knots
Engines: Multi-fuel (LNG, LBG, diesel and synthetic diesel)

ARRIVAL TIMES

Kokkola Tuesday August 30th
Oulu Wednesday August 31th
Kemi Thursday September 1th
Skellefteå Thursday September 1th 
Travemünde Sunday September 4th
Zeebrugge Wednesday September 7th
Antwerpen (MPET) Wednesday September 7th
Antwerpen (Europort) Thursday 8 September

Ragnar Johansson
Ragnar Johansson
Managing Director
Jonas Wåhlin
Jonas Wåhlin
General Manager