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
Number of 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 routes between Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

Fjord Line currently operates four 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.
Oslofjord 1993/2014 1993/2014 16,551 GRT Formally ran the Hirtshals/Bergen/Stavanger service and was converted into a day ferry in 2014 and renamed Oslofjord.

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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