German LNG-powered ferry starts work

Germany’s Elbferry has started using its first LNG-powered vessel on the river Elbe to connect Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel.

Greenferry I set off on its maiden voyage on Monday as a growing number of ship owners in Europe but also in Germany opt for LNG-powered vessels to slash emissions and costs.

The 130 meters long ferry will daily cover the 32-kilometer route connecting the two cities on the coastal regions between Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.

The vessel is not new as it previously served Fjord 1.

Previously known as Fanafjord, Norwegian shipping firm Fjord 1 used the 2007-built LNG-powered ferry for operations south of Bergen. The vessel has also four sister ships.

It has a capacity of 150 cars and 28 trucks and can host up to 600 passengers.

In addition, it features two LNG tanks with a total capacity of 225 cbm and two main Bergen engines.

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