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
Draught 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 + 104  TEU 
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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