The third ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO LIVORNO entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Friday 30th April at 0652 hrs.
On Monday 26th April, 2021 the ECO LIVORNO joined the two current vessels EUROCARGO MALTA and EUROCARGO VENEZIA on the short sea service Genoa > Livorno > Catania > Malta route.
ECO LIVORNO was built in China at Nanjing and delivered in February 2021 joining her sisters ECO VALENCIA and ECO BARCELONA on their regular ro/ro service route that connects the ports of Livorno, Savona, Barcelona and Valencia.
She is 238 meters long with a beam of 34 meters, holding a GRT of 67,311 tonnes and a service speed of 20.8 knots. With 7 decks, two of which are hoistable she can carry 7,800 linear meters of freight, equivalent to around 500 trailers and 180 cars. The quarter stern ramp allows the loading of freight units weighing up to 150 tons.
During port stays, ECO LIVORNO is even capable of cutting emissions to zero by using the electricity stored in mega lithium batteries with a total power of 5 MWh, which are recharged during navigation thanks to shaft generators and 350 m2 of solar panels. In addition, the vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art, electronically controlled engines and with an exhaust gas cleaning system for the reduction of sulphur and particulate emissions.
On Monday 26th April she was berthed at Calata Tripoli, Genoa Port, Italy –
She left at 1811 hrs bound to Catania, Sicily from her berth at Laboratory Wharf –
Grimaldi Group is represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd – www.sullivanmaritime.com
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Published – Sunday 2nd May, 2021.