Transport vessel design

Sto Ro design

The 'Balticborg' and her sistership 'Bothniaborg' operate on a long-term charter with Kappa Kraftliners and operate on a biweekly round-trip between Germany, UK and The Netherlands and are part of the new 'RoRo2Stockholm' route. The main functions of the vessels are:

  • Load, transport and discharge paper rolls with own ramps via roll on/roll off method.
  • Load, transport and discharge paper; other cargoes for the return trip such as trucks, trailers and containers.
  • Possess a high-degree of manoeuvrability.

Special feature of the vessels is their environmental friendly design; resulting in the Bureau Veritas class notation CLEAN-AIR and CLEAN-SEA 7+.

Vuyk was responsible for:

  • the constructional basic design
  • the basic engine room layout
  • the ship's system diagrams
  • workshop drawings
  • routing of ship's piping
  • detailed drawings.

Principal dimensions

Length overall

153.05 m

Length between perpendiculars

144.20 m

Breadth moulded

21.60 m

Depth moulded

8.40 m


7.10 m

Gross tonnage

12640 GT



10000 ton

Hold capacity bale

678700 cu.ft

Lane metres

1600 m

Total trailer capacity

190 x 12 m

Maximum container capacity

208 TEU + 104TEU

Service speed

16.5 kn


Main diesel engine

1x Wärtsilä, type 9L46 of 9 450 kW

Bow thruster

2x 515 kW , fixed pitch

Stern thruster

1x 515 kW, fixed pitch


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