Fjord Line fears protected natural areas could thwart investments in fast ferry

The Danish government's plans to expand protected natural areas in the country could have financial consequences for Fjord Line's ferry route between Denmark and Norway, causing "great uncertainty about investments in fast ferry tonnage."

Photo: Carsten Ingemann/Jyllands-Posten/Ritzau Scanpix

An investment upwards of DKK 700 million (USD 111.8 million) in a new fast ferry and operations has become somewhat more uncertain for Fjord Line, as the Danish government has announced plans to expand protected natural areas and provide more space for birds and wildlife.

More specifically, the Danish Ministry of Environment has presented a proposal that will ensure a significant expansion of the total area of the Natura 2000 bird protection areas throughout the country.

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