Scandlines

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Scandlines
Type Private
Industry Transport
Founded 1998
Headquarters Rostock, Germany
Number of locations about a dozen routes
Area served Baltic Sea
Services Ferries
Net income €70 million (2005)[1]
Total assets ca. €1,560 million (2007)
Owners 3i Group (50%)
Allianz Capital Partners (50%)
Employees 2700[2]
Divisions Scandlines Deutschland, Scandlines Danmark
Website www.scandlines.com

Scandlines is a major German-Danish ferry operator.

It consists of a parent company, Scandlines AG, and under this parent company a German subsidiary named Scandlines Deutschland GmbH and a Danish subsidiary named Scandlines Danmark A/S. Scandlines as a whole operates 17 lines for passenger and freight in and between Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the Baltic countries.

Scandlines used to be co-owned by the Danish Ministry of Transportation (50%) and Deutsche Bahn AG (50%),[3] but as of June 2007, it is owned by a consortium consisting of 3i Group of London (40%), Allianz Capital Partners of Munich (40%) and Deutsche Seereederei of Rostock (20%). The consortium bought Scandlines for a total of 1,560 million Euros. On 29 October 2010, the remaining 20% of Scandlines was acquired from Deutsche Seereederei (DSR) Rostock. Now 3i and Allianz both hold 50% of Scandlines.[4] The Scandlines services to Sweden are served in co-operation with Stena Line. Stena Line owns several ships of the Scandlines brand. In June 2012 Stena and Scandlines announced Stena will buy Scandlines Sweden and Baltic services. These will be brought under the Stena Line brand. Scandlines will retain the more passenger focussed Denmark services.

Routes[edit]

Routes

Scandlines operates three routes across the Baltic Sea.

Route Crossing time
Puttgarden - Rødby 45 mins
Helsingør - Helsingborg 20 mins
Rostock - Gedser 1 hr 45 mins

Fleet[edit]

A Scandlines ferry traveling from Puttgarden to Rødby: Prinsesse Benedikte
Prins Joachim leaving Rostock (2001)

Scandlines operate a large fleet of RORO vessels.

Name Built Tonnage Passengers Notes
Ask 1982 13,294 GRT 186 Laid up
Aurora 1982 20,381 GRT 12
Aurora af Helsingborg 1992 11,148 GRT 1250 Owned by Stena Line
Berlin 2012  ? 1,500 Due for delivery May 2012, cancelled November 2012[5]
Copenhagen 2012  ? 1,500 Due for delivery May 2012, cancelled November 2012[5]
Deutschland 1997 15,187 GRT 1,200
Hamlet 1997 10,067 GRT 1,000 Owned by Stena Line
Holger Danske 1976 2,779 GRT 12 Only dangerous goods
Kronprins Frederik 1981 16,071 GRT 1,082
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1996 37,987 GRT 600
Merchant 1982 21,195 GRT 12
Prins Joachim 1980 16,071 GRT 977
Prins Richard 1997 14,822 GRT 1,140
Prinsesse Benedikte 1997 14,822 GRT 1,140
Sassnitz 1989 21,154 GRT 875
Schleswig-Holstein 1997 15,187 GRT 1,200
Scottish Viking 2009 26,500 GRT 880
Skåne 1998 42,705 GRT 600 Owned by Stena Line
Trelleborg 1981 20,028 GRT 800 Owned by Stena Line
Tycho Brahe 1991 11,148 GRT 1,250
Urd 1981 13,144 GRT 186
Watling Street 2008 26,904 GRT 830

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scandlines press release, 30 June 2006
  2. ^ "Jobs pledge as Scandlines is sold to consortium". Lloyd's List. 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2008-07-22. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Scandlines Deutschland GMBH — Company Structure". Retrieved 2006-12-18. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b "Scandlines cancels newbuilding-contracts with P+S Werften GmbH". Scandlines. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 

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