Nature & Environment
TT-Line takes its responsibility towards nature and the environment very seriously and can look back on a long tradition, which is characterized by permanent improvement of the environmental balance of ship operations
We show responsibility
As a ferry company, we work continuously to improve our environmental balance. Environmentally friendly solutions for ship operation were introduced at TT-Line years ago. The installation of diesel-electric drive systems in the existing fleet achieved a further reduction in pollutant emissions. With streamlined hull shapes and consumption-optimized speed management, the CO2 "footprint" is continuously improved.
In the summer of 2014, TT-Line installed an exhaust wet scrubber system on the ferry Nils Dacke for the first time. In addition to sulfur oxide (SOx), the scrubbers also remove particles from the exhaust gases. TT-Line now uses the wet scrubber system on four of its ferries. Most recently, TT-Line further developed the "Green Ship Concept" and in December 2019 started building the new generation of TT-Line Green Ships - the most environmentally friendly ferries in the company's history.
Ships have the best environmental record
Transport by ship has many advantages: Excellent infrastructure, high reliability, fewer accidents, no traffic jams and less noise. Ships are the most environmentally friendly means of transport. Due to their large transport capacity, ships have the lowest emissions of pollutants per transported load unit compared to trains, airplanes, trucks and cars and thus the best environmental balance.
The emission values for nitrogen oxides (NOx), particles and especially carbon dioxide (CO2) per ton of transported unit are on ships well below those of other modes of transport.
Our Green Ships
With our new Green Ships, the use of sulfur-free LNG means that local emissions such as sulfur oxides and fine dust are almost completely avoided, nitrogen oxide emissions are significantly reduced and CO2 emissions are reduced by another 22%.
Good to know
In the Baltic Sea in particular, strict regulations apply, which are regulated by the IMO (International Maritime Organization). The maximum permitted sulfur content in marine fuels in special sulfur areas (SECAs, SOx Emission Control Areas), such as the Baltic Sea, has been reduced from 1.0% to just 0.1%. TT-Line has been below the limit of 0.1% for years with the entire fleet and with the new Green Ships even at <0.001%.
- Support in the expansion of a new ferry terminal in Trelleborg including the construction of a waste water collection facility
- Support with the expansion of the intermodal terminal in Trelleborg and Rostock
- Participation in the "Baltic Future Port" project to increase handling efficiency, save fuel and improve the utilization of ships
- Participation in World Cleanup Day as a contribution to protecting the environment