The naming ceremony took place in Sydney Harbour on the 3 of October and was attended by some 200 high-profile guests, including the Australian Shadow Minister for Infrastructure & Transport, the Hon. Warren Truss and Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mr. Kunifumi Hashimoto. The Lady Sponsor for the Salome was Ms Anke Koeckler, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia.

Offering outstanding cargo flexibility and reduced emissions, the Salome is the fourth Mark V RoRo vessel to be delivered to WWL from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.