April 21, 2022

Shortly before the state elections in Schleswig-Holstein and in Lower Saxony, FRS Elbfähre Glückstadt Wischhafen is presenting its ambitious concept for green mobility in northern Germany.

This key project for Germany envisages an expansion of the ferry line capacity to 600% and a reduction of the crossing time to 14 minutes in three steps – and this with completely emission-free traffic.

The concept of the FRS Elbe ferry offers a real alternative to the fixed A20 crossing through sustainable and environmentally friendly ferry traffic without waiting times.

For the implementation, however, the shipping company needs planning and investment security as well as political support.

1st step: building four zero-emission electric ferries: +300% capacity increase

  • larger capacity than the previous ferries
  • in cooperation with naval architects Technolog Services
  • double-ended
  • pier in Wischhafen will be relocated in the direction of the Elbe fairway and designed as a double pier. The simultaneous loading and unloading of two ferries in Wischhafen, together with the shortened route, ensures a higher frequency and number of departures
  • green electricity, which is obtained through a combined use of photovoltaic systems from open land areas and covered car storage areas as well as port operating areas. The first step brings an increase in capacity to 300%.

2nd step: pier in Glückstadt converted into a double pier: +400%

3rd step: two more zero-emission double-ended ferries can optionally be built to increase the total capacity to 600%.