Trelleborg is a port city located in Scania (Sweden), with population around 30,000. It is also Sweden's southernmost town, and one of Scandinavia's most important ferry ports on Baltic Sea.
Trelleborg Harbour is strategicaly positioned at the southernmost peak of Scandinavian peninsula. The port's first ferry route to Germany was inaugurated in 1897, replaced in 1909 by the train-ferry connection to Sassnitz (Rugen Island) as part of the Malmo-Berlin route.
In 1962 (during the USSR / Soviet Union times), a longer car ferry Sweden-Germany service was opened to Travemunde (Lubeck) by the ferry company TT LINE After 1989, in Port Trelleborg was built the Kontinentbron ferry terminal serving all ferries linking from here Sweden with Germany and Poland. There are three main ferry companies operating between Trelleborg and:
- Germany - Travemunde (TT-Line), Rostock (TT-Line, Stena Line), Sassnitz (Stena Line)
- Poland - Swinoujscie (TT Line, Unity Line)
- Most of the ferried transports are trucks.
In the end of October 2017, the ferry company STENA LINE was the first to use Port Trelleborg's newly installed shore-to-ship power (shore-side electricity supply). While docked in Trelleborg, STENA's two ferries (Stena Skane, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) connect to the city's electricity grid thus reducing emissions (COx, SOx, NOx) and soot particulates in the air.
- STENA LINE pioneered the shore-side power supply technology in 1989, since when some of its ships are able to connect to the visited port city's electricity grid when berthed.
- As of 2017, the company has a total of 6 ports in Sweden offering local shore power supply. All such ferry ports (with onshore power supply capabilities) allow vessels to connect to the local electricity grid when berthed for over 2 hours. In Trelleborg, STENA ships dock for over 2 hours 10 (out of 16) times per week.
- The alternative power allows the vessel to completely shut down its onboard diesel-powered machinery. The onport power supply equipment is overload-protected for a nominal 2,2 MW load.
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