15th ferry for U.N.RO-RO launched
Mediterranean Istanbul-Trieste Service planned
Flensburg, Feb. 8, 2013: After recently delivering two 208 metre long Ro-Ro ferries to Turkey, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) today successfully launched the identical Hull Number 755 “UN İSTANBUL” for Turkish operator U.N.RO-RO IŞLETMELERI A.Ş.
Today’s launch underscores once again the close relationship between FSG and U.N.RO-RO. It is, after all, the 15th ship ordered by the Turkish shipping company from the Flensburg shipyard. FSG Managing Director Peter Sierk said “when two companies work together for such a long time that speaks volumes”. Both sides know that they can trust each other. “Such a relationship transcends even the global crisis which shipyards and shipping have been experiencing for the last few years”, he added.
The latest ferry builds on the experience gained with her 14 predecessors and is a natural progression in this successful series of Ro-Ro ships. “Our designs for U.N.RO-RO have been setting benchmarks for many years”, said Sierk. “Thanks to the ideas of our shipbuilding engineers, these ferries still lead the field, even today.”
Because of innovative, eco-friendly and fuel-saving design, ferry transport in the Mediterranean, where the new ferry will go into service between Istanbul and Trieste, has never been as efficient as it is today. “Our engineers, for example, simulate not only the loading and unloading of a ferry and the type and volume of the cargo it will carry but also the area in which it will sail”, explained Sierk. “That means that we can offer our customers a tailor-made solution to their particular transport tasks”.
The ferry launched today is 208 metres long and has space for 283 trailers and a loading capacity of 4,094 lane metres.
As well as today’s ferry, the yard has the following ships on order: a ConRo ferry for Oceanex (Canada), two multi-functional ships for Rolldock (the Netherlands), two offshore seismic ships for WesternGeco (England) and a RoPax ferry for CMAL (Scotland).
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