Molslinjen's Express 4 is put into production
While Molslinjens's newest express ferry, Express 3, is on its way from Tasmania to Denmark and has passed north of New Zealand, heading towards Papeete, Tahiti, the next new ferry, Express 4, is already taking shape in Australia.
"With Express 4, we ensure that we have sufficient capacity on Kattegat when Express 1 and Max Mols will be operated on Bornholm on September 1, 2018. We see an increasing number of travelers at Molslinjen and we want to ensure our guests a very high level of service," said Molslinjen's CEO, Carsten Jensen.
Molslinjen's chairman, Frantz Palludan, had the honour of pressing the CNC machine button, cutting the first aluminum plate to Molslinjen's fourth super ferry. It happened at the traditional Plate Cutting Ceremony at Austals Henderson Shipyard in Australia.
The ship, being the same size and standard as Molslinjen's three other major express ferries, Express 1, 2 and 3, will ensure Molslinjens's capacity on the Kattegat. The ship can include more than 1,000 passengers and 425 passenger cars.
It is the first of the company's fast ferries to be built at Austal. The first three were built by Incat. Austal is one of the world's largest shipyards in the fast ferry area and also supplies advanced ships to the US Navy.
Express 4 will be the fourth fast ferry that Molslinjen will insert over a period of 6 years. The shipping company has secured an option for another fast ferry of the same size at Austal.
Express 4 is scheduled to arrive in Aarhus in the first quarter of 2019.
Source: Molslinjen / Maritime Denmark