Despite her gigantic size, the Parsifal will actually use 15 to 20% less fuel per transported unit compared to her predecessors.
Just 35 metres shorter than the Eiffel Tower, with a ramp that can endure the weight of 100 elephants, an anchor which weighs a hefty 9.2 tonnes and with an engine which has the horse power of 180 cars, the nine-deck MV Parsifal is a truly impressive sight.
Built in 2011 in Japan, she is one of the latest ships to join WWL’s fleet where she is deployed around the world to transport cars, trucks, rolling equipment (such as excavators,bulldozers and harvesters) and breakbulk cargo.
Despite her gigantic size, the Parsifal will actually use 15 to 20% less fuel per transported unit compared to her predecessors due to her optimised hull shape and other energy saving features like the streamlined rudder design and duck tail which make her one of the most environmentally friendly ships in operation today. In addition, electricity will be produced from the exhaust heat on board thanks to an advanced turbo generator which has been installed in the engine room.
Flexibility has been key in the design of the ship: the Parsifal has three hoistable decks, a main deck height of 7.1 metres and cargo can even be loaded on the weather deck via a ramp from the deck below. This means that WWL can space around the ship according to the size and shape of customers’ cargo and thus optimise space on board.