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Environmental investment gives more expensive ferry ticket to Gotland


Destination Gotland must make environmental investments in new ferries to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 70 percent by 2030, which the new Climate Act requires. Now, ticket prices for Gotlanders and goods are being raised as a result.

Recently, the new gas ferry M / S Visborg was commissioned and within a few months the sister vessel M / S Tjelvar will be completed and put into service.

- The vessels are the largest investment made by both Rederi AB Gotland and Destination Gotland. they are a necessity in order to be able to meet the upcoming requirements of the new Climate Act, where domestic traffic will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030, says CEO Christer Bruzelius in a statement to the press.

Biogas requires investment

The vessels are currently operated with liquefied natural gas (LNG), but the goal is for them to be operated with biogas (LBG). The transition to biogas requires investments and increases operating costs, says Destination Gotland.

Therefore, the base prices applicable to Gotlanders and goods will now be increased since 2012.

  • The fare for an adult Gotlander is increased by SEK 28 - from SEK 186 to SEK 214, easy travel.
  • The goods prices change in two rounds - first from today's SEK 126 / length meter to SEK 132 and then in January 2020 to SEK 145.

- We understand that both travelers and freight operators are aware of the price adjustments and we hope to understand that the investments are needed for us to cope with the climate change and work for sustainable Gotland traffic, says Christer Bruzelius.

Destination Gotland's CEO Christer Bruzelius. Photo: Stefan Jansson / SVT

Source: svt

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