On 6 July, LNG-powered, 2,194 lane metre ro-pax HYPATIA DE ALEJANDRÍA did a docking test in the port of Ciutadella, using the newly built ROLON PLATA II port tug, recently acquired from Damen Shipyards.
The HYPATIA DE ALEJANDRÍA connects Barcelona with Menorca, with a stopover in Alcúdia (Northeast side of Mallorca)
This Visentini-built vessel is part of Baleària’s investment of EUR 362 million in a new generation of vessels that combine energy efficiency (thanks to LNG propulsion) with digitalization (“smart ships”). By the end of 2021 Baleària will have 9 vessels powered by LNG.
In addition, since 4 July Baleària has reinforced the route between Barcelona and Ciutadella with JAUME III, a high-speed ferry that recently got new engines. This has allowed to improve its speed and energy efficiency. Money has also been invested in the digitalisation.
JAUME III also sails on Barcelona – Ciutadella, with a stop in Alcúdia