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Scandlines doubts Fehmarn connection by 2021

The preparations for the Fehmarn tunnel connection are postponed, and it is starting to look unrealistic that the project will be ready in 2021. Scandlines now doubts a 2021 launch so much that the carrier is also working with different scenarios.

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Shipping company Scandlines is working full-swing to get ready for the competition the carrier faces from the planned Fehmarn tunnel connection, as the company operates ferries in the same strait. The carrier is upgrading the Gedser-Rostock crossing with two new ferries, and on the route between Rodby and Puttgarden, the company is looking at the specific future scenarios that would result from a fixed connection.

A key factor in the entire process hinges on when the ribbon will be cut on the Fehmarn tunnel, and in this regard there is a considerable difference between the Fehmarn connection's official statement about an expected 2021 launch date, and what Scandlines is expecting

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