Scandlines operates 2 ferry routes between Denmark and Germany with high capacity and frequency and with a green vision for the future: completely emission-free ferries. In the next few years, the hybrid ferries will be converted into plug-in hybrid ferries. This new solution makes it possible to charge the batteries on board, while the ferries are in harbour.
With more than 41,500 departures on 8 ferries, in 2019 Scandlines transported 7.2 million passengers, 1.7 million cars and around 0.7 million freight units on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby and Rostock-Gedser.
Scandlines is a frontrunner in green ferry operation and continues the journey towards zero emission. 2020, Scandlines turns down the diesel motors once again and reduces CO2 emission even more . Next step on Scandlines’ journey towards zero emission is installing a rotor sail, which uses the wind to propel the ship .
Scandlines is a frontrunner in green ferry operation und operates the world’s largest hybrid fleet. The hybrid system reduces the CO₂-emission by up to 15 percent on the Puttgarden-Rødby route. The fuel consumption on the two hybrid ferries on the Rostock-Gedser route, inserted in 2016, is reduced by 2/3 per trip per car compared to the previous ferries on the route.