Frederikshavn-Gothenburg to become an emissions-free ferry route by 2030

Frederikshavn-Gothenburg to become an emissions-free ferry route by 2030

Stena Line, the Municipality of Frederikshavn and the Port of Frederikshavn signed a historic agreement on Monday

On September 20, the Swedish shipping company and ferry operator Stena Line signed a historic agreement with the municipality of Frederikshavn and the port of Frederikshavn in Denmark. The signatories have agreed to commit to making the Frederikshavn-Gothenburg route the ferry first ferry line without emissions of this type.

To achieve their objective, the parties seek to deploy two Stena Elektra ferries without emissions or fuels on the aforementioned route by 2030. The ferries would be the world’s first fossil-free RoPax ships of their size, with room for around 1,200 passengers and 700 cars.

Stena Elektra Ferry
Source: Stena Line on Youtube

Reduce emissions with sustainable transport

According to a press release, Stena Line aims to achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030. Naturally, the two Stena Elektra ferries without emissions or fossil emissions are essential to achieve this goal. However, the company notes that ferries will not be enough. In other words, it must also have a detailed framework, political support and partnerships across the transport industry.

Commenting on the landmark deal, Stena Line CEO Niclas Mårtensson share: “Our ambition is to drive development towards maritime transport without fossil fuels and sustainable maritime transport. The Stena Line has been connecting Denmark and Sweden across the Kattegat since 1963. So today is a very special day. The fact that today we can take this historic route for us and take it as far into the future as possible with the commitment to two Stena Elektra ferries makes me even more proud.

Likewise, the CEO of the Port of Frederikshavn Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen announced that the port shares the same green ambitions as Stena Line. Going further, Sørensen said making the Frederikshavn-Gothenburg route emission-free would be a big step not just for the company but for the entire region.

With about 90% of world trade passes through maritime transport, such agreements are essential to ensure sustainable transport and a greener future.

Comments are closed.