Fjord Line

Fjord Line is a Norwegian ferry operator offering services between Norway, Denmark and Sweden. In addition to passenger transport, Fjord line operates cargo transport through its cargo division in Norway and Denmark.

Fjord Line
Founded1993
HeadquartersBergen, Norway
Area served
Norway, Denmark
Key people
Rickard Ternblom, CEO
ServicesPassenger transportation, Freight transportation
Number of employees
245 (2010)
ParentBergen Nordhordland Rutelag
Websitefjordline.com

History

Fjord Line was founded in 1993. In 1998 the company purchased the MS Jupiter and the Bergen - Newcastle route from Color Line.[1]

In 2004 a much larger ship, the MS Fjord Norway was purchased to operate the Norway - Denmark service. The MS Bergen was chartered to DFDS.

Following heavy competition on the Norway - Denmark route, in 2005 Fjord Line began streamlining operations. On return of the MS Bergen from charter, the MS Fjord Norway and the Norway - UK route were sold to DFDS. The MS Jupiter was laid up for sale.

On 1 January 2008 Fjord Line merged with fast ferry operator Master Ferries.

The MS Stavangerfjord was awarded for Best Ship Design at the 2014 Shippax Awards. [2][3]

In 2014 Fjord Line became the world's first ferry operator to use contactless radio frequency identification RFID smart cards for the cabin locks. This solution was provided by Carus Ferry Ltd Ab.[4]

Routes

Fjord Line operates routes between Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Fleet

Current fleet

Fjord Line currently operates four vessels.

Name Built Entered service Tonnage Note
Fjord Cat199820085,619 GT
Stavangerfjord2013201331,678 GTExclusively powered by Liquified Natural Gas.
Bergensfjord20142014[5]31,678 GTFrom January 2014. Sister of Stavangerfjord.
Oslofjord1993/20141993/201416,551 GTFormerly ran the Hirtshals/Bergen/Stavanger service and was converted into a day ferry in 2014 and renamed Oslofjord.

Past fleet

Name Built In service Tonnage Fate
Lygra19791997–20067,012 GTOperates between USA and Caribbean
Fjord Norway19862003–200631,356 GTSold to DFDS as Princess of Norway
Jupiter19751998–200512,348 GTOperates as a cruise ship in Vietnam

References

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