Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and DFDS are to establish a shore power connection in Copenhagen for the cruise ferries, ‘Crown Seaways’ and ‘Pearl Seaways’.
A shore power facility will reduce emissions of air contaminated particles such as NOx, SOx and particulate matter, which goes hand in hand with the ambitions of both CMP and DFDS to actively contribute to a greener Copenhagen, the companies said.
The joint venture means that the two DFDS vessels will connect up to shore power from next year. The two ships operate a daily shuttle service between Oslo and Copenhagen.
“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 co-operation, 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,”said Barbara Scheel Agersnap (pictured, left), CMP CEO.
“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,” said Torben Carlsen (pictured, right), DFDS CEO.
Work on the design and planning of the facility is now underway, and the construction will start next year.