Danish ferry operator Scandlines and German NGO Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) are to continue to co-operate to deliver the ferry operator’s Green Agenda.
NABU has been involved in the ferry company’s Green Agenda since 2014.
“We are pleased that NABU will also advise us on our further steps on the way to an emission-free future. When planning and prioritising the measures that Scandlines has been taking since 2013 to significantly reduce operational emissions, NABU provides important, company-independent assistance,” Michael Guldmann Petersen, Scandlines COO, said.
Both companies are now primarily focused on the building of a zero-emission ferry for Scandlines Puttgarden/Rødby route, due to enter service in 2024.
In addition, more joint projects are planned.
Scandlines is also addressing the company’s sustainability. Various internal processes were examined, which has led to adjustments in purchasing and the reduction in the use of chemicals on board.
“We are very pleased to continue our long-standing cooperation with Scandlines. The advances that have been made in the area of environmentally friendly ship operation, not only in relation to climate protection and air pollution control, but also with regard to underwater noise, clearly show that Scandlines takes environmental protection seriously,” Sönke Diesener, NABU’s Transport Policy Officer, said.
“We are pleased to be able to advise and accompany Scandlines on the path to de–carbonisation. Scandlines set itself ambitious goals early on and fulfills these announcements with good technical solutions that can also serve as a model for others,” he added.