Fjord Line

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Fjord Line
Founded 1993
Headquarters Bergen, Norway
Area served Norway, Denmark
Key people Ingvald Fardal, MD
Services Passenger transportation, Freight transportation
Employees 245 (2010)
Parent Bergen Nordhordland Rutelag
Website www.fjordline.no
Fjord Line route map
Bergensfjord
Fjord Cat

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

History[edit]

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.

Routes[edit]

Fjord Line operates two routes between Norway and Denmark.

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

Fjord Line currently operates two vessels.

Name Built Entered service Tonnage Note
Fjord Cat 1998 2008 5,619 GRT
Stavangerfjord 2012 2012 25,000 GRT Exclusively powered by Liquified Natural Gas.
Bergensfjord 2013 2014[2] 25,000 GRT From January 2014. Sister of Stavangerfjord.

Out of Service[edit]

Name Built Entered service Tonnage Note
Bergensfjord 1993 1993 16,551 GRT Bergensfjord is being heavily rebuilt to serve on Fjord Lines' proposed new Langesund to Stromstad route.
It is expected that the present Bergensfjord will be renamed to allow the new ship to be named Bergensfjord.

Past fleet[edit]

Name Built In service Tonnage Fate
MS Lygra 1979 1997–2006 7,012 GRT Operates between USA and Caribbean
MS Fjord Norway 1986 2003–2006 31,356 GRT Sold to DFDS as Princess of Norway
MS Jupiter 1975 1998–2005 12,348 GRT Operates as a cruise ship in Vietnam

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