“Fedora” – El buque portacoches más grande del mundo

Este barco ro-ro, tiene una capacidad para 8.000 automóviles, tratándose de una nave de 227,8 metros de eslora y un área de capacidad de 67.300 metros cuadrados dotada de tecnología puntera en el respeto del medio ambiente.


En el caso de la naviera Wallenius, es líder mundial en transporte de coches y en el compromiso medioambiental. Para 2010, tiene previsto un programa para desarrollar en los barcos energía maremotriz, eólica y solar.

El ‘Fedora’, cuyo nombre de ópera entra en la política de la compañía al denominar a sus barcos con títulos de este tipo de género musical, tiene capacidad para 8.000 automóviles, aunque dispone de cubiertas abatibles que le permiten adaptarse a cargas más grandes. Asimismo, puede llevar remolques y semirremolques donde se puede trasladar cualquier tipo de mercancía.

El buque está diseñado para poder reducir sus emisiones en un 15 %. Además, cuenta con sistemas de tratamiento de aguas de lastre, de clasificación de residuos así como de separación y descarga de aguas de sentina.

Fotografía de John Skelson


Length over all: 227.8 m

Beam, moulded: 32.26 m

Air draft: 51.98 m

Height to upperdeck: 34.7 m

Draft, design/max: 9.5/11.3 m

Deadweight at maximum draft: 30,386 t

Gross Tonnage: 71,583

Net Tonnage: 33,546

Stern ramp width: 9.5 m

Stern opening heigh: 6.5 m

Stern ramp capacity: 240 t

Number of car decks: 13 (of which 5 are movable)

Capacity deck area: 67,300 m2

Capacity of car units* 8,000

Capacity of cars/buses: 3,484/468

Engine B&W 7S60MC-C

Complement: 33

Built 2008: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, DSME, Korea

Call sign: SLKU

IMO: Number 9332949

Flag: Swedish

Owner: Wallenius Lines AB, Sweden

Operator: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Wallenius welcomes latest giant car carrier to its fleet
mv FEDORA, with capacity for 8000 cars, named at Baltimore…

mv FEDORA latest addition to the Wallenius fleet

Wallenius Lines, along with its commercial operating company, WWL, recently christened the newest member of its fleet, hull 4446, with the name mv FEDORA in a ceremony held at South Locust Point Cruise Terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 25, 2008.

The vessel was christened by Mrs. Patricia Lane, wife of Mr. Robert W. Lane, Chairman and chief executive officer of Deere & Company. Mrs. Lane was a natural choice to sponsor the FEDORA for her christening, given Wallenius’ and WWL’s long-standing relationship with Deere, makers of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation.

Measuring 227.8 meters long with a deck capacity area of 67,300 m2, the m/v FEDORA will become one of the world’s largest car carriers upon its introduction to WWL’s fleet. The vessel’s size and design gives it a carrying capacity of 8,000 cars or a combination of 3,484 cars and 468 buses. Five of its 13 car decks are hoistable and four are strengthened for roll-on roll-off cargo, allowing for maximum cargo-carrying flexibility. The FEDORA’s heightened capacity considerably enhances Wallenius Lines’ sizable worldwide fleet and its development is a result of the company’s commitment to meeting its customers specialized needs.

With the incorporation of superior environmental technology into its design, the FEDORA embodies our prevailing dedication to being at the forefront of environmental responsibility in its ocean business.

The FEDORA’s design reduces emissions by approximately 15 percent per transported unit, including a significant decrease in NOx emissions. The vessel’s main engine operates at as low as 11 g/k Wh and its auxiliary engines are as low as 7.3 g/k Wh. Both achievements voluntarily exceed the international regulations of 17 g/kWh for main engines and 11.5 g/k Wh for auxiliary.

The ship will also be installed with a ground-breaking Ballast Water Treatment system. This cutting-edge system is the first to meet regulations set by the IMO on ballast water. It ensures that when, at its point of departure, the vessel picks up its ballast water for ship stability, the organisms that the water contains do not affect biodiversity by being deposited in other areas along the ship’s route.

The vessel’s design also includes innovative systems for waste-sorting and recycling and large mixing tanks for cleaning agents. These elements minimize the use of chemicals, and those used are exclusively from the “white list” of agents with reduced environmental impact. The FEDORA’s electronically controlled cylinders dramatically reduce the use of cylinder oil and all hydraulic systems use biodegradable oil. The ship holds a Green Passport issued by Lloyds Register.

The m/v FEDORA’s advanced design is a result of the long and valued partnership between Wallenius Lines and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Daewoo, based in Korea, is one of the world’s foremost international ship builders. The company’s delivery of the industry-leading FEDORA marks its 16th vessel built for Wallenius Lines, with four more ships on order. The first was in 1994 with the delivery of the Titus. All 15 vessels built by Daewoo remain in Wallenius’ operating fleet today and Wallenius Lines and WWL are proud to add the m/v FEDORA to their ranks.



Acerca de andresrguez

Doctor por la Universidade de Vigo. Campo de especialización: comportamiento del plomo en suelos mineros, urbanos y campos de tiro, a través de técnicas espectroscópicas, toxicológicas y aplicación de nanopartículas.
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