DFDS’ ferries will now be able to connect to shore power in both Copenhagen and Oslo

DFDS, a Danish international shipping and logistics company, has of the largest ferry networks in Europe, with routes operating to Denmark, Norway, the UK, mainland Europe and major cities in the Baltic region such as Copenhagen and Oslo.

Their ferries will now be able to connect to shore power in both Copenhagen and Oslo following the inauguration of the Danish port’s first cold ironing facility, reports Bunkerspot.com.

Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Lars Weiss participated in the inauguration and stated: “With the new shore power facility, we are taking an important step towards a Copenhagen with less air pollution. It is good for both the climate and the neighbours of the port that the ferries can now turn off the diesel engine and connect to climate-friendly electricity when they dock”.

The investment in the facility is approximately $2.3 million, 20% of which has been funded by the European Union.

CEO of By & Havn Anne Skovbro said: “We are pleased that shore power is finally coming to Copenhagen. And this facility will not be the only shore power facility in Copenhagen. Right now we are working on finding advisors for the work to establish shore power for the city’s cruise ships in Ydre Nordhavn and on Langelinie, so that in the future we can ensure lower CO2 emissions from the ships – and thereby cleaner air to Copenhageners”.

 

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