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New Scandlines owner: A Fehmarn link will not change the strategy

Confidence in high economic growth in the region plays a key role for Scandline's new majority shareholder, First State Infrastructure Investments, partner Marcus Avre tells ShippingWatch. A Fehmarn link does not cause concern.

The first question to the new owner of Scandlines and the two ferry connections between Denmark and Germany has to be whether the coming fixed link across the Fehmarn Belt will pull the rug out from under the route between Rødby and Puttgarden.

But Marcus Avre, partner at investment fund First State Infrastructure Investments, does not see a fixed link as a threat that will mark the end of the ferry route, which the fund has just acquired in a joint investment with Hermes Investment Management from its previous owners, 3i and several other funds.

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