Baleària presented its innovative LNG-powered smart-ship, Hypatia de Alejandría, which will be in charge of carrying out the nine weekly rotations between the Autonomous City of Melilla and the Ports of Almería, Málaga and Motril. “The Hypatia de Alexandria is the company’s best ship. It is a clear example of the strategic axis of sustainability, which will reduce the emission of 9,000 tons of CO2 per year,” said the President of Baleària Adolfo Utor.
“This is a smart-ship with the best standards of comfort, which sails powered by natural gas and reduces emissions. It reaches a speed of about 24 knots, so the trip will take four and a half hours,” added the General Secretary of Baleària José Manuel Orengo.
Baleària maintains its commitment to Melilla with nine weekly sailings. It will cover the lines of public interest between the Autonomous City and Motril and Almería, and will also maintain its three weekly connections with the Port of Malaga.
The service offered by the Spanish shipping company with this vessel is based on sustainability, comfort and speed. And that is because the Hypatia de Alexandria was the first of Baleària’s fleet to sail on natural gas, a fuel that reduces CO2 emissions by 30%, and NOx emissions by 80%, and has a top speed of 24 knots, something that allows to optimize the times of the trip.
In addition, to guarantee comfort, the ship has different lounges for accommodation in an armchair (tourist or superior), in addition to about 120 cabins. During the trips, free Wi-Fi is offered, entertainment for kids, quiet spaces, a cafeteria with 24-hour service and pet-friendly cabins. In turn, thanks to smart-ship technology, the ferry has a face-to-face digital entertainment platform that can be accessed from the mobile phone or from the smart TV in the cabins.