The Traviata can accommodate up to 8,000 cars and follows its sister vessel, Titus, which is the first vessel in the HERO class fleet that called in Southampton last summer.
Vessels in this new class aspire to improve the environmental footprint of the automotive shipping line’s fleet. They are equipped with scrubbers, thus removing 70% of particulate matter from the air and limiting sulphur content to less than 0.1% of exhaust emissions.
Alastair Welch ABP Southampton Director, stated:
It is great news that shipping lines are becoming far more energy efficient. Accelerating the steady progress that has been made in recent years around air quality is a key part of our own long-term commitments to sustainable operations
For his side, Paul Barker General Manager Port Operations at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions, expressed his gratitude that a new vessel made its maiden call and the Traviata achieves new standards when it comes to its environmental footprint.