Kiel Oslo freight service has commenced
The Norwegian shipping company Color Line started operateing the additional freight ferry “Color Carrier“ on the route Kiel – Oslo as of Jan 11, 2019, to increase its freight-carrying capability. On the occasion of its inaugural call, the Lord Mayor of Kiel, Dr Ulf Kämpfer, PORT OF KIEL Managing Director Dr Dirk Claus and the Executive Manager of Sartori & Berger, Jens Broder Knudsen, welcomed the captain of the “Color Carrier”, Nils Sivertsen”, to the capital city of Schleswig-Holstein and handed over the traditional inaugural plaques during the onboard reception. Lord Mayor Kämpfer: “I am very happy about Color Line expanding its capacity on the only direct ferry route between Germany and Norway. It strengthens Kiel as a port location and also facilitates the eco-friendly hinterland transport by rail.” As of now, the additional freight ferry offers three roundtrips a week complementing the daily departures of the large passenger ferries. Hence, there are 10 departures per week and direction to choose from on this route. Jens Broder Knudsen: “Color Line expands the eco-friendly cargo transport between Germany and Norway. Shifting traffic from road to sea is considered a high priority in Norway as well as in the EU.” German reports with photos: http://www.kn-online.de/Kiel/Color-Line-erweitert-Frachtverkehr-auf-Kiel-Oslo https://transport-online.de/news/mehr-frachtkapazitaet-nach-norwegen-13341.html https://www.portofkiel.com/news/color-line-weitet-frachtkapazitaet-auf-der-route-kiel-oslo-aus.html https://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1377#p155531
Color Line’s freight ro-ro COLOR CARRIER to enter service on 11 January
The first freight-only ro-ro to be owned by Norway’s Color Line, COLOR CARRIER, enters service on the company’s Oslo-Kiel service on 11 January. Bought from Finnlines for EUR 15 million, the former FINNCARRIER – which is equipped with an exhaust gas scrubber system – will offer freight customers six weekly evening departures, three in each direction, with a transit time of 21 hours.
Color Line not allowed to change to NIS flag
Norwegian Kristelig Folkeparti (KrF), stopped Color Line’s plans of changing flag from the NOR to NIS register, meaning that the entire existing Color Line fleet will remain in the NOR register in 2019. The recently acquired FINNCARRIER (to be renamed COLOR CARRIER) will, however, be NIS registered when joining the Color Line fleet in January to serve a dedicated freight service between Oslo and Kiel.Upload News