Hurtigruten plans to use zero-emission mail ships

Hurtigruten plans to use zero-emission mail ships


March 31, 2022 - In collaboration with the Norwegian research organization SINTEF develops Hurtigruten Norway zero-emission ships for the Norwegian coast. After the material moisture meter shows you the two world's first hybrid expedition ships MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen the traditional Norwegian company is planning a forward-looking innovation for the classic mail boat line. The shipping company intends to use the first zero-emission mail boat on the mail boat route from 2030.

Hurtigruten ships have been sailing the mail route along the Norwegian coast since 1893. The journey starts in Bergen, and ends in Kirkenes, near the Russian border. In the course of a journey, the mail ships call at 34 ports. The ships serve the coastal communities and serve as liners for locals and tourists to get from one port to the next. The region is considered unique and worthy of protection.

The ideal is to use zero-emission ships on the route along the Norwegian coast. The Hurtigruten fleet is currently undergoing an unprecedented modernization program. Its goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions from ships by 80 percent.

Hurtigruten mail ship -Richard With in the Geirangerfjord

Hurtigruten mail ship -Richard With in the Geirangerfjord


It gets even better: Hurtigruten is working with the Norwegian research institute SINTEF on the future-oriented project of emission-free ship operation along the Norwegian coast. The venture encompasses all aspects of a new shipbuilding program, from design, propulsion, energy and fuel to hotel operations and digital solutions. Technological and operational solutions for emission-free Hurtigruten mail ships on the Norwegian coast are being explored as part of a feasibility study. Hurtigruten describes SINTEF as one of the largest independent research organizations in Europe. The company is a global leader in the field of environmentally friendly maritime technologies and energy systems.

Hurtigruten believes there are a number of ways to use future green energy infrastructure. Several ports are currently planning to install shore power connections. Hurtigruten believes Norway has a strong research and shipping industry. There is a great willingness in politics to support sustainable shipping. Unless there are still insurmountable hurdles in the planning and implementation phase, nothing should stand in the way of the use of an emission-free mail ship from 2030 onwards. The competition, meaning Havila-Kystruten, never sleeps.

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An overview of the current offers can be found on the Hurtigruten website.

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