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Press releases 2014

Please find below a list of our press releases from 2014.


03.12.2014The two new Scandlines vessels take shape again

The completion of the two new vessels, M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen, at the Danish shipyard FAYARD is progressing according to plan. It is expected that the two new passenger ferries can be put into operation on the Rostock-Gedser route in the second half of 2015.

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07.10.2014Scandlines and Corvus Energy win Ship Efficiency Award

First vessel in world’s largest fleet of hybrid ferries wins prestigious efficiency award

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11.07.2014Scandlines and FAYARD sign contract

Scandlines and FAYARD A/S in Munkebo in Denmark have signed a contract for the completion of the two vessels which Scandlines acquired in March 2014. Scandlines expects both ships to go into service on the route Rostock (Germany) – Gedser (Denmark) in 2015.

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11.07.2014EU funds again Scandlines’ green initiatives

The European Commission has selected Scandlines’ project “Sustainable Traffic Machines – The green link between Scandinavia and Continental Europe” to be co-financed with EUR 2.3 million out of TEN-Ts’ Motorways of the Sea programme.

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30.06.2014Scandlines’ hybrid propulsion system is awarded again

Scandlines has won an Electric & Hybrid Marine Award, specifically the Chief Engineer of the Year Award 2014 for Carsten Johansen's work on M/V Prinsesse Benedikte, in the process beating 13 other nominees.

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20.05.2013First of Two Scandlines Ferries at Blohm+Voss

The first of two Ro-Ro ferries acquired by Scandlines arrived at Blohm+Voss today. The second Ro-Ro ferry is expected to arrive later this month. 

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05.05.2013Scandlines receives prestigious Shippax Award

During the annual Shippax “Ferry Shipping Conference”, which was held on board Tallink Silja’s ferry Romantika from 9 to 11 April 2014, Scandlines received a Shippax Award 2014 for the conversion of the diesel-electric propulsion system to hybrid operation of M/V Prinsesse Benedikte.

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30.04.2013Scandlines and Blohm + Voss sign Letter of Intent

Scandlines and Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the completion of the two vessels which Scandlines acquired in March 2014. Scandlines expects both ships to go into service on the route Rostock (Germany) – Gedser (Denmark) before peak season 2015.

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04.04.2013Scandlines presents annual report 2013

Scandlines’ annual report for 2013 was approved 03 April 2014 at the annual general meeting. The Danish-German ferry operator reviews a year of solid financial performance.

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13.02.2013Gerald Lefold joins Scandlines

In February 2014, Gerald Lefold returned to Scandlines. He takes over as Vice President Freight Sales from Gerhard Blys, who recently left the company.

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05.02.2013Scandlines invests two-digit million figure in sustainable technologies – Hybrid system launched on the Beeline

By 2015, Scandlines will invest more than 40 million EUR in sustainable technologies on the ferry routes Puttgarden–Rødby and Rostock–Gedser. In the first phase, the shipping company is investing some 14 million EUR in a hybrid propulsion system for the four ferries on the Fehmarn Belt route.

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