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Environmental compliance and service upgrade of the North Sea MoS Cuxhaven-Immingham
CEF Transport
Call year:
Location of the Action:
Implementation schedule: 
January 2014 to December 2016
Maximum EU contribution: 

DFDS A/S (Denmark)

Transport corridor:
Transport mode:
Last modified: 
August 2021


The Motorways of the Sea (MoS) link between the Comprehensive port of Cuxhaven and the Core port of Immingham (connected to the North Sea-Mediterranean Core Network corridor), is a vital Roll on-Roll off (RoRo) link between Germany and the UK. The Action's objective was to upgrade the MoS link in accordance with the international environmental regulations as well as to increase the efficiency, capacity and quality of the sea link and the ports and terminal operations.

The core element of the Action was the installation and deployment of an effective ship emission abatement solution (hybrid wet-scrubber system) on the RoRo vessel “Britannia Seaways" deployed on the maritime link. Efficiency, capacity and quality improvements in both ports were ensured by installing modern handling equipment in the port of Cuxhaven and implementing the required terminal area and warehousing infrastructure upgrades in the port of Immingham.

The Action was expected to result in environmental compliance of the maritime operations and savings of air pollutants and reduced SOx emissions on the Cuxhaven-Immingham link. In addition, the competitiveness and viability of the sea-based transport on this MoS link was to be sustained.

This Action has been terminated.