Finnlines to lengthen four of its "Breeze series" vessels
Finnlines is now starting its new, Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme. As a part of it, four of its “Breeze series” vessels (MS Finnsky, MS Finnsun, MS Finntide, MS Finnwave) will be lengthened. The modification work will start in September 2017, one vessel at a time, the company said in its press release.
The close to 30% capacity increase will considerably reduce the fuel consumption per transported unit compared to the former running of the vessel. This further improves energy efficiency and thus contributes to reducing emissions.
The first vessel to be converted leaves for the shipyard on 25th of September. The conversion of each vessel will take them out of service for some 9 weeks, during which the capacity of some routes is reduced temporarily.
The following routes are affected:
Uusikaupunki / Turku-Travemünde v.v.
Helsinki-Rostock / Aarhus v.v.
There will be as little disruption as possible to the normal operation of the lines, and e.g. HansaLink will continue operating its 7/7 service.