The Municipality of Fanø and the owners of the Fanølinjen – Molslinjen –, have agreed to phase out the ferry SØNDERHO [link: Marinetraffic] and to start the construction of a brand new electric ferry.
The 20-minute trip between Fanø and Esbjerg is very popular, with often long queues in weekends and holidays. Last year te route carried 1.8 million passengers.
A new ferry is badly needed.
The new hybrid battery-powered ferry will be built at the Danish Hvide Sande Shipyard [external link]. It will be in service in late summer 2021.
Converting the existing ferries FENJA and MENJA to electric operation is also being studied.