Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) and Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS have reached an agreement to establish a shore power facility in Copenhagen, which means that the Crown Seaways and Pearl Seaways vessels will be able to receive electricity from land.
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.
CMP and DFDS are engaged in a joint effort, which means that the DFDS vessels will be able to be connected to shore power from next year.
With DFDS’ scheduled ferry services, with daily calls, it is always the same ship that sails in shuttle service between Oslo and Copenhagen, this makes it reasonable to establish a shore power facility.
“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,” reports Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO at Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
“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,” says Torben Carlsen, CEO of DFDS
The work on the designing and planning of the facility is now underway, and the construction will commence in 2020.