Scandlines has ordered a new zero emission freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route. The ferry will be inserted in 2024 and will launch the next generation of ferries on the route.
The ferry will be built at the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey in close cooperation with Scandlines’ experts.
Increased freight capacity
The new vessel increases the current capacity to transporting freight units by 23 percent on the route
The new freight ferry will be able to transport lorries on both the upper and lower decks. Therefore the berths in Puttgarden and Rødby must be rebuilt to also load lorries on the upper deck.
The new ferry will initially charge in Rødby and in the longer run in Puttgarden as well when a good solution has been found for the purchase of green electricity.
Already in 2019, Scandlines invested in a 50 kV / 25 MW power cable to the harbour in Rødby. This cable will now be extended to the ferry berths, where a transformer and charging station will be installed.
With a crossing time of one hour, the ferry is emission free. It can also be operated as a hybrid ferry and then the crossing time is 45 minutes
Scandlines’ is working on being able to operate completely emission-free within few years, initially on Puttgarden-Rødby. By investing in the new emission-free ferry, we have taken an important step towards achieving this goal.
Data for zero emission freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route:
- Length: 147.4 m
- Breadth: 25.4 m
- Design draft: 5.30 m
- Freight capacity: 66 freight units (abt. 1,200 lane metres)
- Max. number of passengers: 140
- Service speed: 10 knots
By investing in the new emission-free ferry, we have taken an important step on our green journey
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A sustainable future
To broaden our Green Agenda, we have developed commitments across the entire organisation in support of five United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
A fleet of hybrid ferries
The hybrid system on ferries is similar to that of hybrid cars, where petrol or diesel is combined with electricity.
One of the steps towards our zero emission strategy is the exchange of all thrusters – the ships’ propulsion systems – on Scandlines’ four hybrid ferries on the route between Puttgarden in Germany and Rødby in Denmark.
Powered by the wind
Since 2013, we have operated with environmentally friendly hybrid technology. In 2020, we installed a rotor sail on M/V Copenhagen and in 2022 on M/V Berlin respectively, which operate on our route between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark.
Green ferry operation
We already operate with hybrid ferries, which are much more eco-friendly than conventional ferries. However, our goal is ferry operation covered by pure battery power within a few years.
Other green initiatives
We reduce food waste by serving individual portions made to order, putting smaller amounts of food on the buffet at the time and by having less dishes from which to choose.
UN Global Compact
Scandlines has joined the UN Global Compact – a voluntary initiative for responsible companies.