Molslinjen

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Molslinjen
Aktieselskab
Founded 1964
Headquarters Aarhus, Denmark
Key people
Carsten Jensen, CEO
Services Passenger transportation, Freight transportation
Website www.molslinjen.dk
Molslinjen routes
Express 1
Express 2
Express 3
Max Mols

Molslinjen, previously called Mols-Linien is a Danish company that operates ferry services between the Jutland (Jylland) and the island of Zealand (Sjælland). In March 2017, the routes in the Kattegat were renamed to Molslinjen, while the Bornholms services would continue to trade as Bornholmslinjen.

History[edit]

Mols-Linien was formed by DFDS in 1964 sailings commenced on 18 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 and then suspended.

Fleet[edit]

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

Name Built Enterered service Gross Tonnage Notes
Express 4 2018 2018 10,500 GT To be built by Austal in Western Australia.[4] Austal ships do not have the centre bow that characterises the current Incat built fleet.
Express 3 2017 2017 10,842 GT Sailed from Incat shipyards in Tasmania, April 2017[5]
Express 2 2013 2013 10,503 GT
Express 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 [6]

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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