The Michelin Group lately signed a transport dedication with the French delivery line NEOLINE. NEOLINE’s decarbonized delivery service depends on wind power as the primary propulsion for its 136m cargo ships with 4200 m2 of sails.

The transport dedication signed by Michelin considerations the transport of tires loaded in containers from Halifax (Canada) to Saint-Nazaire – Montoir de Bretagne (France) on the pilot line opened by NEOLINE, which may also serve the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, in addition to Baltimore.

NEOLINE plans to open its transatlantic line with a primary working vessel in 2023. With the arrival of a second vessel, scheduled a yr later, the Michelin group will progressively entrust NEOLINE with at the least 50% of the group’s containers transported on this line.

The NEOLINER will function a hybrid auxilliary drive system comprising a controllable-pitch propeller with a 4000 kW important engine fueled by MGO Low Sulfur.


The ship is supplied with a duplex rigging and anti-drift fins, which favor common and environment friendly navigation underneath sails. These components are retractable to permit entry to a majority of ports.

Outfitted with 2 loading ramps, the NEOLINER can load cargo items of varied sizes and kinds of packaging in 2 loading areas, totally protected and secured within the occasion of tough situations.

Utilizing a set of cell decks (car-decks), its transport capacities are optimized to load numerous kinds of freight, from gentle to heavy or outsized, as much as 9.8m excessive and 200 tonnes, with none wants of lifting means.


When it comes to quantity, the NEOLINER’s carrying capability is:

  • Ro-ro: 1500 linear meters or 500 automobiles
  • Containers: 280 TEU ( twenty-foot equal unit)
  • Standard: 5000 t

Within the delivery business, container ships can vary from the very small (100-499 TEU) to the ultra-large (14,501 TEU and better). The brand new Algeciras class ships, which entered service final yr, have a most theoretical capability of 23,964 TEU.