Growth in cargo traffic continued in Q3

In Q3 2017, Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör saw continued growth in cargo traffic, and despite a minor decrease in the number of transported cars, the increasing cargo traffic entailed a higher capacity utilisation on the route’s ferries. Management therefore decided to increase capacity by expanding ferry Hamlet’s sailing schedule by five hours daily.

”The continued increase in cargo traffic is testament to the role our floating bridge has for trade in the region. It is proof that our freight customers appreciate the precision and reliability we are able to offer. At the same time, the increased cargo traffic has compensated for the slightly lower car and bus traffic seen during the summer months,” said Johan Röstin, CEO of HH Ferries AB.

To accommodate demand from professional and retail customers alike, management has decided to increase capacity on the route by expanding Hamlet’s sailing schedule by 5 hours daily as of 1 December. The expansion will make it possible to transport an additional 40,000 trucks per year.

“We will continue the positive development of our business by delivering good service and reliability to our many customers. In October, we have received the final authority approvals for Tycho Brahe’s charging stations, and the ferry is thus already sailing in both battery and hybrid operations, while charging procedures are being adjusted. It remains our plan to commission Aurora in battery operations before the turn of the year ensuring that the world’s two largest battery-operated ferries are sailing on Öresund before the new year to the benefit of our customers and the environment in the region,” said Johan Röstin.

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