MV Tønsberg is a roll-on/roll-off ship owned by Wilh. Wilhelmsen. Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are cargo ships designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, buses, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. This is in contrast to lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo.

MV Tønsberg was built in 2012 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. It is the fourth Wilhelmsen ship to carry this name; it’s named after the Norwegian coastal town where Wilhelmsen was founded in 1861. It was built to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen line.

MV Tønsberg is the world’s largest RORO ship. The ship is 265 m in length overall and 32.26 m wide and has 11 m draught and 46 m of air draught. The gross tonnage is 76,500 GT.

The main deck can take loads 7.1 m high – more than other vessels – allowing very large loads. The total deck space is 50,335 m2 and the cargo volume is 138,000 m³. The stern ramp is 12 m wide and can take loads of 505 tons.

In June 2012, Tønsberg was awarded “Ship of the Year 2011” by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, recognizing its efficiency and environmental compatibility.

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