The arrival of mv "Fidelio" - a car carrier of the newest generation - at the Port of Gdansk
On 28 October this year, Gdansk saw the arrival of the latest vessel newly acquired by the shipping carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics on her maiden voyage from Japan to Europe. As of April this year, Mv "Fidelio" is operating regular services to the Port of Gdansk. At the Oliwskie Quay, she discharged a shipment of 923 Toyota cars and took on board heavy lifts of the cement works equipment in Ro/Ro technology using shipowner's roll-on roll-off units. This has been the shipping company's fourteenth call since the service was launched. The handling operations were performed by Port of Gdansk Cargo Logistics Ltd.
Mv "Fidelio" is the WWL's latest acquisition and was christened in Yokohama on 20 September 2007. The second vessel in a series of five car carriers of the newest generation, she has a carrying capacity of 8,000 units and was built to the orders of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics at the Korean Daewoo Shipyard and Marine Engineering. The first vessel was put to operation in May this year and the other carriers will strengthen the company's fleet in February, August and October 2008. Mv. "Fidelio" has been equipped with state-of-the-art environment protection technologies in terms of safety matters, radiolocation equipment and a wide range of devices reducing negative environmental impact of the vessels. The carrier boasts, among other things, the latest "Pure Ballast" system approved by IMO.