Clean across the gulf
Ferry traffic between the cities of Umeå in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland started already in 1948. Now, modern shipping technology made the case for a new, more environmentally friendly vessel. That’s where the EIB came in, helping to finance the Kvarken Link’s new hybrid dual-fuel (LNG/ LBG and battery) ship, the most environmentally friendly passenger vessel on Earth. The energy efficiency features will improve the ship’s environmental performance considerably compared to its predecessor, while also having more space for vehicles and other cargo. The crossing will be faster, and it’s definitely better than the ten-hour drive along the coast.
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