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Port of Hueneme welcomes its first post-panamax ship

August 12, 2016

The maiden voyage of WWL’s new Thalatta vessel, on August 5th, marked a paradigm shift in how the widened Panama Canal will bring a new class of vessels to the Port of Hueneme. It supports the Port’s and its industry partners’ robust environmental agenda.

The Thalatta is one of newest high efficiency Roll on–Roll off (RoRo) HERO class vessels optimally designed to increase capacity and flexibility while reducing emissions. The new vessel is fitted with an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System that reduces sulphur emissions to below 0.1 per cent in compliance with ECA regulations and removes 70 per cent of particulate matter, which also significantly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions. Kristin Decas, Port of Hueneme CEO, appreciate that the business ethic of the port’s customers, striving to green their fleets, achieves environmental benefits for the whole port community.

Click here to read the full news release (source: Port of Hueneme)