The ceremony was honored by the presence of the Croatian Prime Minister, Mr. Andrej Plenković, the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Mr. Davor Filipovic, the Minister of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets of Croatia, Mr. Ivan Paladina, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of Greece, Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis, the Commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard Vice Admiral HCG Georgios Alexandrakis and the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic in the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Ms Antonia Katzourou.
Neptune Barcelona was designed and built by 3.Maj, a European shipyard with long shipbuilding traditions, including the construction of car carrier vessels, in accordance with the highest standards and safety regulations. With an overall length of 200 meters, our new lady is the largest ever vessel in the Neptune Lines fleet and is able to accommodate up to 7’000 passenger cars or a combination of passenger cars and High & Heavy equipment. Our ship adopts the latest technologies and lightweight deck materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, removal of sulphur from exhaust gases and represents the lowest CO2 intensity in our fleet.
Our strategy to continuously upgrade our fleet, ensuring quality services to our customers through sustainable shipping will continue. As our Chair of the Board, Ms Melina Travlos said ‘It is a choice, a decision and a commitment of Neptune, to work with determination and vision for a better future for our industry, our society, our people, for the new generation for a better world’.
Neptune Barcelona is the newest member of our 19-vessel fleet and will transfer to the Greek flag.