Scandlines H1: about challenges and ambitions

July 14, 2022

Scandlines’ business during the first half of 2022 was affected by the corona pandemic and the economic consequences of Russia’s war.

Initially, the company focused on ensuring that the increasing volume of freight was handled smoothly. In the long term, Scandlines is pursuing its ambitious goal of emission-free ferry operations.

There are very positive developments for the first half of 2022:

  • Volumes are significantly higher than the figures from 2021 and have almost reached the level of 2019.
  • The booking situation for the main season creates confidence.
  • On the Rostock-Gedser route, the traffic volume for cars has increased significantly.
  • +11% freight compared to last year.

Scandlines continues to work at full speed on its ambitious goal of zero-emission ferry operations.

  • In March, the first steel plates for the new zero-emission ferry PR24 were cut at the Cemre shipyard.
  • PR24 is being built for freight transport on the Puttgarden-Rødby route and is scheduled to go into operation in 2024.
  • In May, a rotor sail was installed on ropax BERLIN.
  • Scandlines’ first major goal is that operations on the Puttgarden-Rødby route should be emission-free by 2030. There are 32,000 round-the-clock crossings a year on this route.
  • The second major goal is that ferry operations on both Scandlines routes, as well as the entire company, should be free of direct emissions by 2040.
  • With these two specific goals, Scandines commit themselves to go well beyond the requirements of the Paris climate agreement.