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The NEOLINE solution

As a result of the collaborative work carried out by NEOLINE and its technical partners, the NEOLINER is the pilot project vessel that will demonstrate the profitability and attractiveness of the NEOLINE solution for shippers: the choice of a low-carbon and stable maritime transport price, regardless of the oil prices.

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The NEOLINER, an innovative pilot project vessel

A SAFE AND PERFORMING SHIP

To achieve its objectives, the NEOLINER uses an innovative combination of industrialized and optimized systems:

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Duplex rigging:
  • Large area : 4200 m²
  • Industrially established components
  • Optimized by aerodynamic studies
  • Foldable
Hybrid auxilliary drive system:
  • Controllable-pitch propeller
  • 4000 kW (14kt) main engine
  • Electrical mode up to 10kt
  • 2 transverse thrusters
  • Fuel: MGO Low Sulfur
Energy production:
  • Optimization of the energy profile
  • Integration of a battery pack under study
  • Powerful shore connection for Zero Emission cargo operations
Hull and anti-drift:
  • Thinness of a sailboat
  • Anti-drift optimized depending on the speed

She is equipped with a duplex rigging and anti-drift fins, which favour regular and efficient navigation under sails. These elements are retractable to allow access to a majority of ports.

Two pilot project ships are planned and based on this concept, which will represent a first step before considering larger sizes and other shipping sectors.

The innovative technical combination of the NEOLINER concept is covered by an international patent.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS NEOLINER

Length:                                136 m
Width:                                  24.2 m
Water draft:                        5.5 m (port) / 14 m (offshore)
Air draft:                              67 m / 41 m (tilted masts)
Displacement:                    11000 t
Deadweight capacity:       5000 t
Total sail surface:              4200 m²
Power (diesel-elec.):         4000 kW
Commercial speed:           11 kts
Max. engine speed:           14 kts
Crew members:                 14

 

A cargo 100% secured onboard, cargo hold and main deck

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Equipped with 2 loading ramps, the NEOLINER can load cargo units of various sizes and types of packaging in 2 loading spaces, fully protected and secured in the event of rough conditions.

Thanks to a set of mobile decks (car-decks), its transport capacities are optimized to load various types of freight, from light to heavy or oversized, up to 9.8m high and 200 tonnes, without any needs of lifting means.

In terms of volume, the NEOLINER’s carrying capacity is:

  • Ro-ro: 1500 linear meters or 500 cars
  • Containers : 280 TEUs
  • Conventional : 5000 t

Main deck 2236 m²:
Length: 121 m
Width: 21.2 m
Max. height: 9.8 m

Lower garage 1200m²:
Length: 81.6 m
Width: 14.6 m
Height: 5.3 m

A new regular transatlantic line

Pilot Line NEOLINE : from 2021, 2 rotations per month

The sizing itself of the pilot project ships is supposed to set us apart from the competition with the main lines which benefit from a large scale effect. As a result, the transatlantic route operated by NEOLINE will focus on a niche market, offering new capacities in terms of type of freight (rolling and out of gauge freight) and destination ports.

The first shipping route plans to connect St-Nazaire to the East Coast of the United States as from 2021, calling at St-Pierre and Miquelon on the return voyage. The objective is to operate this line with two vessels thus offering a fortnight service.

 

Transit time 

The operational conditions on this route were simulated over 5 years of meteorological history, using a routing study conducted with D-ICE Engineering. The results validated the prospects for bunker savings while confirming that voyage schedules would be met at a commercial speed of 11kt.

A competitive and tailor-made offering

On this pilot line, our vessels are designed to provide a transport service with many advantages:
COMPETITIVE AND STABLE TRANSPORT RATES
COMPETITIVE AND STABLE TRANSPORT RATES

Shippers will benefit from high-quality transport combined with a stable freight rate with no variable factors due to fluctuations in bunker prices (BAF). The tariffs proposed by NEOLINE will not be affected by the implementation in 2020 of the IMO Sulphur Directive.

UNIVERSAL and MODULAR TRANSPORT
UNIVERSAL and MODULAR TRANSPORT

Thanks to the optimized size of the ship, two ramps will allow the loading of heavy, rolling and out of gauge freight units, combined with the specific layout of its various decks, the NEOLINER can load a very wide range of cargo units.

A TRANSIT TIME CONTROLLED TRANSPORT
A TRANSIT TIME CONTROLLED TRANSPORT

An innovative propulsion together with an accurate weather routing and adaptive energy management using diesel-electric auxiliary propulsion will all together allow NEOLINE to guaranty a reliable transit times in accordance with current logistics standards.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TRANSPORT

The NEOLINE transport solution will reduce GHG emissions by up to 90% on an ocean crossing, and eliminate SOx and NOx emissions. This performance will improve the CSR strategies of our shippers’ supply chains.

A TRANSPORT THAT CONVEYS A MODERN AND POSITIVE IMAGE
A TRANSPORT THAT CONVEYS A MODERN AND POSITIVE IMAGE

The NEOLINE transport solution will convey a strong identity, offering shippers the opportunity for positive visibility and the benefit of added marketing, environmental and societal value.

Rendu NEOLINE

Open to all shippers, the NEOLINE pilot line will offer as from 2021, a tailor-made service between the European and American Atlantic coasts, as well as the Saint-Pierre & Miquelon archipelago for:

  • Your industrial transport flows, particulary for all sort of big machineries, aeronautics and nautical sectors, and also for the “project cargo” type units ;

 

  • To cover your needs for transatlantic transport without transhipment between territories that are poorly or badly connected today;

 

  • And more broadly, any need for transatlantic maritime transport.

 

For any information on the NEOLINE offering or request for a quotation: please contact Adrien Prot.