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Working long hours at the terminal in Tallinn
The Passenger Terminal D, which Tallink uses at the Port of Tallinn, has been in the middle of renovations since last summer. Originally designed for approximately three million annual passengers, the terminal is currently used by double the amount of passengers, so an extension is necessary. Additionally, all forecasts predict that passenger volumes will continue to grow, particularly as the Megastar will start traffic in late January. Read more »
Test driving the Megastar
Just before Christmas, the Megastar was full of marine professionals and some excitement. It was time for the Megastar's test run. During the five-day test run, all of the functions and features, as well as the back-up systems related to controlling the ship, were tested in practical conditions at sea. Read more »
The sea-loving intendant of the Megastar – Üllar Märtin
At the agreed time, the cheerful intendant shakes my hand at the Superstar's information desk. His smile doesn't falter even when considering the upcoming two-month stint of constant extra work. Nor even when there are 19 – 22 m/s winds outside, which means that he has to make decisions regarding shop arrangements, for example. Read more »
5 most read stories on building Megastar
The New Year is finally here and there are only few weeks to wait until Megastar starts her trips on Tallinn-Helsinki route. So what would be a better time to take a look back on how she was built. Here are the TOP5 most read stories on Megastar site, in chronological order. Read more »
Odd job taken up by intendant Hendrik Väli dragged on – to intendant through the warehouse
It was supposed to be just a summer job in 1994. Hendrik Väli went to work as a warehouse worker at Tallink, but more than 20 years later he is still employed at Tallink, currently as an intendant on board Megastar. Read more »
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35 hull forms tested
35 hull forms tested to find the most effective one.
25% less CO₂
Dual-fuel engines in gas mode produce 25% less CO₂.
85% less NOₓ
Dual-fuel engines in gas mode produce 85% less NOₓ.
Dual-fuel engines in gas mode produce practically zero SOₓ.
Dual-fuel engines in gas mode produce practically zero particles.
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The usage of LNG as a clean fuel enabled a lower funnel design, resulting in less wind resistance and better energy efficiency.
2-level loading separate the flow of passenger cars and busses from cargo vehicles. Double entrances and exits make the driving onboard much faster and convenient.
Fast rescue boats for marine rescue operations are located on ship`s both sides, making the response time even shorter and enabling better access to the rescue site directly from both sides.
The wide lobby of the ship reaches from one side of the ship to the the other and enables the passengers to move to their onboard destination quickly.
Power Management System assists the ship`s engineers for most effective usage of main engines under different loads.