Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and DFDS have reached an agreement to establish a shore power facility in the Danish capital.
Two of DFDS' ferries, Crown Seaways and Pearl Seaways, serving the Copenhagen-Oslo route, will connect to the installation.
The work on the designing and planning of the facility is now underway, and the construction will commence in 2020.
"For CMP, this is a very important milestone in our sustainability work. DFDS has been a very significant customer for CMP for many years and is an important part, active in the region. As we now deepen our joint cooperation, we are strengthening our common journey towards a greener Copenhagen. Together with DFDS, we have found a solution, which will result in emissions in central Copenhagen being significantly decreased when the ferries dock at the quay," Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO, CMP, commented.
Torben Carlsen, CEO, DFDS, also said, "We are very pleased that it will now be possible to connect the vessels to a shore power facility in Copenhagen for the benefit of our neighbours in the city and the climate. We look forward to working with Copenhagen Malmö Port and the City of Copenhagen so that we can secure the ferry service between the two capitals in the future."
Photo: Dennis Rosenfeldt/CMP