Mols-Linien

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Mols-Linien
Public (OMXMOLS)
Founded 1964
Headquarters Ebeltoft, Denmark
Area served
Denmark
Key people
Søren Jespersen, MD
Frantz Palludan, Chairman
Services Passenger transportation, Freight transportation
Website www.mols-linien.dk
Mols-Linien routes

Mols-Linien is a Danish company that operates ferry services between the Jutland (Jylland) and the island of Zealand (Sjælland).

History[edit]

Mols-Linien was formed by DFDS in 1964 sailings commenced on the 18th May 1966.[1]

A downturn in traffic following the 1973 oil crisis led Mols-Linien into a pooling agreement with rival Grenaa-Hundested Linien in 1979.[2]

In 1984 DFDS sold Mols-Linien and Grenaa-Hundested Linien to J. Lauritzen A/S. The company was sold 4 years later to Danish investment company DIFKO.

In 1999 Mols-Linien merged with Scandlines subsidiary Cat-Link.

Scandlines sold its holding to the Clipper Group in 2008.

In July 2011 Mols-Linien announced it was to close the Kalundborg - Aarhus route and sell the two vessels operating the route.[3]

Mols-Linien closed the Aarhus - Kalundborg route on 15 September 2011. Thereafter the route was operated by Kattegatruten until October 2013 an then suspended.

Fleet[edit]

Mols-Linen operates a fleet of three high speed ferries.

Name Built Enterered service Tonnage Notes
KatExpress 2 2013 2013 10,503 GT
KatExpress 1 2009 2012 10,503 GT
Max Mols 1998 1999 5,617 GT
Mai Mols 1996 1996 3,971 GT
Mie Mols 1996 1996 3,971 GT Scrapped at Frederikshavn, February 2014 [4]

Routes[edit]

Mols-Linien operates two routes across the Kattegat.

On the trip between Århus and Odden, you can see the island Samsø and the Jutland peninsula Helgenæs.

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