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Scandlines ferry “Futura” heralds an emission-free era on the Fehmarnbelt route

On November 25, Scandlines’ zero direct emissions cargo ferry “Futura” was christened and launched in Turkey. With a world-leading battery system, it will make the Puttgarden-Rødby ferry route more environmentally friendly from 2024. CEO Carsten Nørland emphasizes the long-term investment in sustainable travel and underlines that Scandlines will continue to operate even after the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. Find out more about the innovative technology and the improved on-board experience on board the “Futura.”

Environmentally friendly and comfortable: the “Futura” sets new standards

The “Futura” not only promises an emission-free journey, but also an improved customer experience on board. Equipped with the largest battery system in the world, the ferry stands for a future that focuses on responsibility and efficiency. The EUR 80 million investment underlines Scandlines’ commitment to sustainable and enjoyable travel.

Scandlines’ vision for the future of ferries

CEO Carsten Nørland reaffirms Scandlines’ long-term commitment to the ferry industry. The “Futura” will be given its name in a naming ceremony on the Fehmarnbelt in 2024 and will reduce the crossing time to 45 minutes from 2025. With data on size, capacity and technology, Scandlines shows that it is shaping the future of ferry transport.

Data for the emission-free Scandlines freight ferry on the Puttgarden-Rødby route:

  • Length: 147.4 m
  • Width: 25.4 m
  • Construction draught: 5.30 m
  • Loading capacity: 66 freight units (approx. 1,200 loading meters)
  • Passenger capacity: 140
  • Service speed: 16/10 kn
  • Crossing time: 45 minutes (from 2025)
  • Battery system: 10 MWh
  • Loading time in the port: 12 minutes (from 2025)
  • Direct emissions during the crossing: 0
  • Investment: EUR 80 million
Scandlines ferry Futura hull lettering

Scandlines ferry Futura hull lettering

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