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Ferry company filed bankruptcy
The Elbferry GmbH filed insolvency on Nov 23, 2021. The company wants to keep the 'Greenferry I' operating between Brunsbüttel and Cuxhaven as long as possible. The reasons for the bankruptcy were the five-fold increase in the price of LNG and the lower utilization of the ferries by trucks than initially assumed, said managing director Heinrich Ahlers. In addition, the company did not receive any corona aid. The Elbferry GmbH only started operations in March. In the past few years there have been several attempts by different companies to operate the route economically. So far all have failed.
Ferry aborted crossing due to medical emergency
On May 22 the 'Greenferry 1' had to aboart its Elbe crossing at 12.30 p.m. from Cuxhaven to Brunsbüttel and returned to the port of departure. The ship berthed at the Steubenhöft in Cuxhaven for the medevac. The following sailings were thus delayed.
Ferry handed over to Elbeferry in Stavanger
On Feb 2, 2020, the 'Fanafjord' has been handed over to its charterer Elbeferry and renamed 'Greenferry I' and brought under German flag in Stavanger. On Feb 3 the ship was due to sail to Cuxhaven, its new homeport where the ship arrived on Feb 4. The ship is due to start the service Cuxhaven-Brunsbüttel on March 1 at the earliest and at Easter at the latest. German report with photo: https://www.weser-kurier.de/bremen/bremen-wirtschaft_artikel,-neue-elbfaehre-ist-in-cuxhaven-_arid,1957701.htmlNews schreiben