DFDS eyes CO2-neutral cross-Channel ferries by 2030


Source: DFDS

DFDS has committed to introducing a new generation of hybrid-electric ferries on the busiest and shortest crossing of the English Channel by 2030.

The commitment was made during a meeting between the ceo of DFDS, Torben Carlsen, and France’s Minister for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad, Olivier Becht, in mid October.

The meeting, which addressed the wider issue of the decarbonisation of the shipping sector, also focused on the electrification of maritime traffic across the English Channel. Mr Carlsen committed to invest in innovation and technology, and to deploy a fleet of battery-powered vessels in the Channel by 2030.

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