Yellow harbour buses go “green”

The city of Copenhagen is replacing its small diesel-driven ferries – the yellow harbour buses – by new, electrically driven ferries

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The electric ferries are part of the green transition and a slightly different task than we are used to, but very exciting to be part of

23 July 2020 09:19

The electric ferries, which can carry up to 80 passengers, are being built in Poland and transported to Copenhagen on board bigger vessels. So far, five ferries have been delivered on two separate voyages, and the two last ferries are expected to be delivered in the autumn.

Blue Water is appointed agents for the ferries and responsible for the discharging operations, which are quite complex as cranes, vessels and stevedore team require precise coordination. This is important for avoiding damages as there is maximum five centimetres' clearance between the ferries and the vessels’ hold.

“The electric ferries are part of the green transition and a slightly different task than we are used to, but very exciting to be part of”, says Karen Olsen, Operations Manager, Blue Water Copenhagen, who is pleased that Blue Water is contributing to greener port traffic.

Only five centimetres' clearance on each side.

The new harbour bus safely in the water and ready to operate.

23 July 2020 09:19

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