TT-Line expands fleet with LNG-fuelled Peter Pan

Thursday, 09 February 2023
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German shipping company TT-Line has expanded its LNG-fuelled fleet, with the addition of a new ferry vessel serving Baltic routes. 

The new vessel is named Peter Pan and moored for the first time at the Skandinavienkai in Travemünde on Germany’s Baltic coast at the start of the year. It is the second ‘Green Ship’ introduced by the Lübeck-based ferry operator and brings the total fleet to nine ships.

"Our goal and our responsibility is to meet the increased demand for transport as green, i.e. as environmentally friendly and energy-saving as possible. Our sustainable investments do not stop with the commissioning of Peter Pan but go so far that we are also constantly improving the environmental balance of our existing fleet," Bernhard Termühlen, MD TT-Line, said.

First bunkering in Pengerang Anchorage

The new vessel was delivered from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing at the end of last year, completing its first ship-to-ship bunkering operation in Malaysia in December with the assistance of fuelling specialist Avenir LNG.

Measuring 230 metres in length, the vessel has capacity for up to 800 passengers and more than 200 semitrailers, trailers and containers. Its sister vessel, the Nils Holgersson, entered service in April last year.

"On board our new ships, we can offer our guests a modern and at the same time environmentally friendly ferry experience," Andreas Schaerli, COO of says TT-Line, said. "Identical to her sister ship, the new Peter Pan also impresses with a well-thought-out interior design. Passengers have at their disposal 245 modern and spacious cabins of different categories."

Energy efficiency

Both of the sister vessels also include a range of technology to maximise energy efficiency and improve fuel consumption, with more than 90% of systems coming from European suppliers. Innovations include energy-efficient air conditioning and heat recovery systems, and LED lighting that consumes 80% less power.

The ships designers have also incorporated artificial intelligence systems to calculate the most efficient speed, based on the weather, draught, water depth, bunker consumption and the expected arrival time.

The new Green Ship is the sixth TT-Line vessel to bear the name Peter Pan, with the former Peter Pan now renamed as Tinker Bell. The firm operates up to 18 departures daily, connecting the German ports of Travemünde and Rostock, with the Polish port of Świnoujście, the Lithuanian port of Klaipėda and Trelleborg in southern Sweden. 

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