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SHIPPAX Award 2015 to Knud E. Hansen

The design of the Con-Ro vessel Atlantic Star has been recognised as an excellent design at the 14th Annual Ferry Shipping Conference. Her revolutionary design brings benefits in terms of capacity, economy and an environmental footprint. The award was presented to Naval Architects Knud E. Hansen.

At the 14th Annual Ferry Shipping Conference, Danish Naval Architects, Knud E. Hansen, won the 2015 ShipPax Award for the design of the partly open top con-ro vessel Atlantic Star. The design designates ro-ro spaces to midship areas and container bays to both ends.

This translates to a 3,800TEU capacity and 28,900m2 of ro-ro space. Atlantic Star‘s design yields other advantages too: a ten per cent increase in speed combined with a 50 per centdrop in fuel consumption per TEU.

‘Atlantic Star is an extremely efficient vessel – in terms of carrying capacity and fuel savings,’ said Knud E. Hansen Managing Director Finn Wollesen Petersen. ‘We are very proud to have been involved in this project. Winning this ShipPax Award makes it even better.’

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