MV Parsifal strengthens the WWL network

Oslo, 27 September 2011 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics welcomes MV Parsifal, its second Mark V Ro Ro vessel.

Representing a whole new generation of vessels, Parsifal is a sister vessel to MV Tonsberg, delivered to WWL in March this year.

"Our 2011 newbuilding programme means better service, more options and more capacity for our customers. Joining us in a market with strong demand, the arrival of MV Parsifal is perfectly timed", comments Arild Iversen, President & CEO of WWL.

The vessel has a length of 265 metres offering a cargo volume of 138 000 cubic metres over six fixed and three hoistable decks. The pioneering vessel is built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Japan and is owned by Wallenius Marine. A total of four Mark V vessels for use by WWL will be delivered to Wallenius and partner Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA during 2011-2012.

Designed for H&H and breakbulk...
The entire cargo hold of the Parsifal is arranged for customers high and heavy cargo such as excavators, bulldozers, wheel loaders and harvesters.

With a width of 12 metres and safe working load of 505 tonnes, the vessel's stern ramp offers customers the possibility to ship larger units than ever before. The clear height of the main deck, 7.1 metres, is also unprecedented for this kind of vessel.

Cargo can even be loaded on the weather deck, which has a ramp from the deck below. Three decks can be hoisted by electric winches to provide maximum flexibility and utilisation. MV Parsifal will commence service in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' round-the-world trade.

...and for sustainability
Parsifal is our most fuel efficient vessel to date, thanks to optimised hull form and a number of energy saving features such as the streamlined rudder design and duck tail. In the engine room an advanced turbo generator produces electricity from the waste, exhaust heat. In total, these initiatives help to reduce emissions per cargo unit by 10 to 15 percent.

A PureBallast ballast water treatment system is installed with a capacity of 1000 m3/hour fulfilling IMO's "Convention on Ballast Water Treatment".

"Such investments are how we maintain our promise to deliver innovative and sustainable global shipping and logistics solutions to our customers," says Arild Iversen.

Anna Larsson
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