Fjord Line is a modern shipping company that offers safe and comfortable transport between Norway and the rest of Europe. The company is expanding rapidly as a result of additional tonnage and expansion of services for passengers and cargo carriers.
In addition to passenger traffic, Fjord Line carries all types of commercial vehicles and freight. These are handled by Fjord Line's cargo departments in Norway and Denmark.
Fjord Line was established in 1993 and has today around 600 employees, of which 170 work on land in Bergen, Stavanger, Egersund, Langesund, Kristiansand, Hirtshals, Sandefjord and Strömstad and 430 work at sea year-round. The workforce increases between April and September by about 150 employees.
Fjord Line has bonds listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Rickard Ternblom has been CEO of Fjord Line since 2015.
Fjord Line's fleet
In July 2013, the first of two new and environmentally friendly cruise ferries, MS Stavangerfjord was put in operation. Its sister ship MS Bergensfjord had its first sailing in March 2014. The ships service the routes between Bergen, Stavanger and Hirtshals, and between Hirtshals and Langesund with daily departures throughout the year.
A new route between Sandefjord in Norway and Strömstad in Sweden was launched on 20 June 2014. On this crossing a modernized MS Oslofjord makes two round trips a day all year round.
During the extended summer season, the high speed catamaran HSC Fjord Cat sails the express line between Kristiansand in Norway and Hirtshals in Denmark.
MS Stavangerfjord and MS Bergensfjord are the first and largest cruise ferries in the world to use "single fuelled LNG engines", meaning that the ships are powered exclusively by liquefied natural gas (LNG). This environmental initiative means that Fjord Line lies in the forefront of new and more stringent emissions regulations, and the environmental benefits will be welcomed along the coast and in the four ports served by the cruise ferries.
The major environmental benefits are:
92% reduction in NOx emissions
23% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
100% reduction in sulfur emissions
98% reduction in particle emissions