Powered by a growing Finnish economy, Finnlines was able to achieve new records.
The full year 2017 result was EUR 82.7 (68.1), an improvement of +21%.The Finnlines fleet is being expanded.
- As announced earlier, the ro-pax EUROPALINK re-joined the Finnlines fleet after five years in the Mediterranean Grimaldi fleet. Her introduction on Germany – Sweden made it possible to move NORDLINK to Sweden – Finland. As FINNSWAN she is the largest vessel ever on Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär.
- Four of Breeze-class ro-ro vessels have been or will be lengthened. The lengthening programme should be finished by the end of April.
- Finnlines has signed a letter of intent for three new 7,300 lane metre ro-ro vessels. Finnlines did not unveil any further details related to the shipbuilding order. However, Mr Grimaldi announced at his last EuroMed conference the intention to order environmental-friendly hybrid ro-ro’s, designed by Knud E. Hansen. Combustion engines would be combined with batteries, and the ships would be equipped with scrubbers. The so-called GG5G ships would be 235m long.
Photo: Knud E. Hansen