• Gosch chef rings a bell.

    Culinary delight on the Sylt ferry with GOSCH on board

    Flensburg, 16th October 2019 • On the "RoemoeExpress", the additional Sylt ferry connecting the island of Sylt with the mainland from November 4th, a new GOSCH restaurant will establish. So, GOSCH also operates on a ferry now.

    (Press Release in German)

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  • Sylt ferry Tresfjord

    The Syltferry introduces a second ferry

    With LNG environmentally friendly between Sylt an Rømø
    Flensburg, 24. July 2019 • The Flensburg shipping group FRS, to which the Rømø-Sylt Linie belongs, buys another car ferry for your connection to Sylt. The shipping company is thus expanding its capacity on the route Havneby-List by more than 150%. In November 2019 the ferry "Tresfjord" will start operations as the second Sylt ferry.

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  • Teaser Beatrice Egli

    8th Syltfähre Musicnight with Beatrice Egli

    Flensburg, 14th of June 2019 • On Wednesday, the 14th of August, Syltfähre will present the pop star Beatrice Egli on the second evening of the 8th Syltfähre Musicnight. The singer will be playing songs from her new album "Of course". The ticket pre-sale will start on Saturday, June 15th at 12 pm on www.insel-ticket.de and at the ticket counters of Syltfähre in Havneby and List on Sylt.

    (Press release in German)

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  • Teaser Fettes Brot on Heligoland

    Fettes Brot - exclusive concert on Heligoland

    FLENSBURG/ HELIGOLAND, 28.05.2019 - This year's music-cruise of the shipping company FRS Helgoline in Flensburg will be bringing the music group "Fettes Brot" to Heligoland. After the release of their new album "Lovestory" the German-speaking msucicians will be playing an exclusive concert in the venue "Nordseehall" as a warm-up-show for "Deichbrand Festival".

    (Press release in German)

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  • Golden Bridge

    FRS to introduce new vessel to operate the Melilla - Motril route in May

    TARIFA, 13.03.2019 - Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) will introduce a faster and higher capacity vessel to the Melilla - Motril route in the coming dates. The RoPax vessel, ''Golden Bridge'', will start operations on the line next May. This vessel, with an overall lenth of 186 metres and a beam of up to 24 metres, can make the Melilla - Motril crossing in 5 hours, meaning a reduction by 2 hours on the current crossing time.

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  • FRS signs a contract with Ærøxpressen

    Management Servicevertrag mit ÆrøXpressen

    Flensburg, 07.02.2019 • The FRS Group and the danish company ÆrøXpressen have signed a management service contact for the operation of the new ferry connection between Marstal (Ærø) and Rudkøbing (Langeland). An environmentally friendly diesel-electric ferry will be used, which ÆrøXpressen is currently building in Riga and Hvide Sande. The begin of operations is scheduled for the winter of 2019.

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  • 2018
  • Windcat in an offshore wind farm

    FRS Windcat establishes new subsidiary FRS Windcat Polska

    Flensburg, 24.10.2018 • FRS Windcat continues its growth with its recently established new subsidiary FRS Windcat Polska. The new office is based in Oliwa district in Gdansk, which will be one of the major-cities in Polands future offshore-development. The main reason for this step is the upcoming development from political authorities in Poland in the last months giving hopes to the industry that Offshore wind energy will become an important part of the country’s energy-mix. Additionally FRS Windcat started to train Polish skippers on its Crew Transfer Vessels (-CTVs) which are operating in the Baltic Sea. This will bring the company the possibility to have experienced Polish crew having worked on the Windcats CTVs and also already known to the specific operational area of the Baltic Sea.

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  • Volcan Del Teide

    FRS increases its Spanish routes

    Flensburg, 24.05.2018 • Our spanish subsidiary FRS Iberia consequently pursues its continuous growth strategy. Starting from the beginning of July 2018, the routes connecting the ports of Motril with Melilla and Huelva with the Canary Islands, operated until now by Naviera ARMAS, will be served with the high service quality for which FRS is known, utilizing the ships “Volcan de Tauce” (Motril - Melilla) and “Volcan de Teide” (Huelva - Canary Islands).

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  • Halunder Jet christening in Hamburg

    The new "Halunder Jet" is ready!

    Flensburg • After a constructing time of about a year and a 48-daylong-journey, the new Heligoland catamaran was finally festively greeted at the Landungsbruecken. The Heligoland citizen Jana-Pauline Toben gave the new “Halunder Jet” its Christian name.

    The new catamaran was constructed by the AUSTAL dockyard. About 250 dockyard employees, 60 employees of AUSTAL Philippines and AUSTAL Australia as well as 17 employees of FRS have had worked on the new Heligoland catamaran since February 2017. AUSTAL is one of the internationally leading dockyards in the construction of high speed catamarans made of aluminum. “It takes a lot of experience and expertise to build such a high-quality catamaran like we needed it. We found a reliable and competent partner in the AUSTAL dockyard for this project”, Birte Dettmers, general manager of the FRS Helgoline, says.

     

    (Press release in German)

     

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  • Notebook with a calendar

    Tauftermin steht!

    Flensburg, 20.04.2018 • Der Countdown läuft: Nach knapp einem Jahr Bauzeit wird der neue Helgoland Katamaran der Flensburger Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) nun in Kürze heimisches Gewässer erreichen. Nach seiner langen Reise von den Philippinen erwartet die FRS ihren neusten Flottenzuwachs am 23. April in Hamburg, die letzte letzten Etappe von Algeciras nach Hamburg tritt er am 21. April an. Am Freitag, den 27. April wird der Neubau mit feierlich an den Hamburger St. Pauli Landungsbrücken durch die Helgoländerin Jana-Pauline Singer getauft. Tags darauf am 28. April nimmt der neue Katamaran den Verkehr von Hamburg nach Helgoland, mit Zwischenstopps in Wedel und Cuxhaven, offiziell auf. „Wir freuen uns sehr, den Helgolandverkehr planmäßig am 28. April aufzunehmen und das Schiff der Öffentlichkeit vorstellen zu dürfen.“, so Birte Dettmers, Geschäftsführerin der FRS Helgoline.

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  • Singer and Songwriter Johannes Oerding

    Johannes Oerding spielt auf Helgoland

    Flensburg/Helgoland, 15.02.2018 • Der Wahlhamburger Sänger und Songwriter Johannes Oerding gibt am Samstag, den 16. Juni ein exklusives Konzert auf Helgoland. Mit diesem Event heißt die Flensburger Reederei FRS Helgoline ihren neuen Helgoland-Katamaran Willkommen. Dieser neue, noch größere und modernere Katamaran löst nach 15 Jahren im Helgolandverkehr und über 1,2 Mio. Fahrgästen den Vorgänger „Halunder Jet“ auf der Route von Hamburg über Wedel und Cuxhaven nach Helgoland und zurück ab.

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  • Miramar Express

    FRS Group acquires the vessel MV “Miranda” to operate Motril – Tangier Med line

    Tarifa, 9. January 2018 • FRS Group and Godby confirmed that the vessel "Miranda" has become part of the FRS fleet. Kekepania Shipping Company Limited, a FRS company , is the new owner of the vessel. The RoRo vessel, which will be renamed MV "MIRAMAR EXPRESS", will commence operations for FRS in mid-January and will be sailing between Motril - Tangier Med, with daily departures throughout the year.

    MV "MIRAMAR EXPRESS" has cabins for up to 12 drivers and a capacity of 1.624 lane meters. The 154 m long vessel can reach a maximum speed of 21 knots.

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  • Launching of the ship Halunder Jet

    Neuer Helgoland-Katamaran gewinnt Wasser unterm Kiel

    Flensburg, 8. Januar 2018 • Seit elf Monaten wird in der philippinischen Niederlassung der australischen Austal-Werft auf der Insel Cebu an dem neuen Helgoland-Katamaran der Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) gebaut. Nun wurde ein besonderer Meilenstein gefeiert: Der Stapellauf. Am 7. Januar 2018 gegen 1:00 Uhr Ortszeit wurde das 56 Meter lange Schiff auf Schienen von der Montagehalle zur Slipanlage gerollt und dann erfolgreich zu Wasser gelassen.

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  • 2017
  • SanGwann in the Caribbean

    Introducing New FRS Caribbean Route from Miami to Grand Bahama Island

    Miami/USA, 7. November 2017 •  FRS Caribbean announces the launch of their brand‐new service to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. The high‐speed craft “San Gwann”, currently operating between Miami and Bimini Island, is now adding a second destination, directly from Miami to Grand Bahama Island in just 3 hours. The vessel, offering comfortable seating for 427 passengers, is equipped with bars in both passenger decks, where passengers can enjoy refreshments and snacks during their voyage and a duty-­‐free shop to end a getaway with some mementoes and gifts. Guests can also purchase excursions onboard to enjoy the island, like water activities available from kayak, paddle boarding, jet skiing, snorkeling, and more.

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  • Der Hulunder Jet auf dem Wasser.

    Season review 2017 of FRS Helgoline

    Flensburg, 15. Oktober 2017 • After 15 years in service, the high speed catamaran "Halunder Jet" says farewell to the Heligoland traffic. Having served from 2003 to 2017, the vessel took the trip to and from the island 2,944 times, shipping 1,278,042 passengers in a fast and comfortable way. Starting in the 2018 season, the "Halunder Jet" will be replaced by a brand new catamaran that is currently built by australian shipyard AUSTAL.

    (Press release in German)

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  • Solarship christened at Autostadt Wolfsburg

    Weiße Flotte: New solar ship christened at Autostadt Wolfsburg

    Wolfsburg/Stralsund, 1. September 2017 • On Tuesday, August 29th. 2017, the sixth solar catamaran of Weiße Flotte has been christened "Aluna" at the jetty of Autostadt Wolfsburg. Mrs. Elisabeth Pötsch, president of the International Circle of Friends Wolfsburg e.V. and wife of the chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen AG acted as godmother for the ship. Fans of Autostadt had been suggesting over 450 names for the vessel. In an online voting, the name suggestion of a 16 year old schoolgirl was selected.

    (Press release in German)

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  • 20.000 euro for the 20 millionth passenger

    FRS Iberia: 20.000 Euro for the 20 millionth passenger

    Tarifa, 23. August 2017 • On Wednesday thje 23rd. of August, 2017, the spanish subsidiary of FRS Förde Reederei Seetouristik, FRS Iberia, celebrated the 20 millionth passenger on board its ships since start of its operations on the Strait of Gibraltar in the year 2000. Lucky winner of the price of 20,000 € is Awatif Laguelil, a french-moroccan woman from Casablanca.

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  • Kleine Freiheit in Hamburg

    FRS HanseFerry commences service from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken to Blankenese

    Flensburg, 13.04.2017 • Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) from Flensburg has commenced regular ship service between St. Pauli Landungsbrücken in Hamburg to Blankenese  on the 14th. of April 2017The vessel „Kleine Freiheit“ ("Small Freedom") connects the St. Pauli Piers in the heart of the city of Hamburg with the picturesk suburb of Blankenese, one of the most popular destinations with mediterranian flair. The connection will be offered daily, throughout the year. Apart from 240 Passengers, the ferry can also carry up to 30 bicycles.

    (Press release in German)

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  • 2016
  • Halunder Jet aerial view

    FRS signs construction contract with AUSTAL: A new ship for Heligoland

    Flensburg, 16.10.2016 • The Shipping Group Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS), based in the North of Germany and the Australian shipyard AUSTAL have signed a contract for the construction of a catamaran for the Heligoland traffic of FRS. The 56.4m long new construction has been specially developed for Heligoland traffic and can carry up to 692 passengers, who can look forward not only to the generous sun decks but also to the comfortable journey. The 35 knot-fast double hull ship will be delivered in spring 2018 to replace the "Halunder Jet" that has been in operation since 2003 on the Hamburg - Wedel - Cuxhaven – Heligoland route.

    (Press release in German)

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  • FRS Racing Team wins German Company Cup

    FRS Racing Team wins German Company Cup

    Flensburg • Good teamwork pays off: On October 1st and 2nd, the company sports championship sailing, called German Company Cup (“Deutscher Company Cup 2016“) was held on the Flensburg Fjord at Flensburg-Sonwik in the far north of Germany. The FRS Racing Team of the Foerde Reederei Seetouristik came out on top of the list.

    (Press release in German)

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  • Miami to Bimini Route

    From work time to playtime in no time

    Flensburg/Miami, 07.07.2016 • FRS plans to start daily operations between Miami, Florida and Bimini, Bahamas this summer. For the new route, the high speed catamaran “San Gwann” was acquired. The vessel carries 427 passengers and reaches a speed of 38 knots, making the trip from port to port in only 2 hours.

    With this unique offer FRS provides a day cruise service for everyone who wants to visit Bimini Island and come back on the same day, enjoying eight hours in the Bahamas. Furthermore customers have the opportunity to stay in the Hilton Hotel at Resort World Bimini. The grand opening of this brand new 5 star hotel has been announced, recently.

    With this new route FRS extends its worldwide operations on short distance routes.

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  • Meyer & Meyer infront of Al Alandus Express

    Meyer & Meyer and FRS Iberia agree long-term co-operation on the Strait of Gibraltar ferry route to Motril

    Flensburg / Tarifa, 23.06.2016 • Meyer & Meyer, one of the leading fashion logistics specialists in Europe and North Africa, and the shipping line FRS Iberia announce the signing of a long-term contract. Henceforth, Meyer & Meyer´s trucks will regularly use the new FRS ferry “Al Andalus Express” between Motril (Spain) and Tanger-Med (Morocco).

    (Press release in German)

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  • A graphic of Al Alandus Express

    A new ship for the route Motril – Tangier Med

    Tarifa, Spanien, 17.05.2016 • By commissioning another vessel for the Motril – Tangier Med route, the FRS strengthens their commitment for the most interesting freight market on the Strait Of Gibraltar. The "Al Andalus Express" is a modern, efficient ship that after an extensive reconstruction will set new standards on this attractive route with regard to speed and comfort. The Motril – Tangier Med service is operated by FRS since January, 2016.

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  • Len Rourche consultancy

    FRS signs Len Roueche in consultancy coup

    Flensburg, Germany, 12.04.2016 • Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS), based in Flensburg, Germany, has appointed the Canadian Len Roueche in a part-time consulting role. The former CEO of the Interferry organisation will help FRS identify new business opportunities.

    (Press release in German)

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  • Clipper ferry in Vancouver

    FRS Acquires Clipper, Plans North American Expansion

    SEATTLE, Washington, USA, 19.01.2016 • Clipper and FRS today announce that FRS has acquired a majority interest in Clipper. With the acquisition, Clipper will expand its Canadian service. Additionally, with Clipper’s support FRS will launch a new ferry service from Florida to Cuba, pending government guidance and approval.

    (Press release in German)

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  • MS Kattegat

    FRS Iberia takes up new line Motril – Tanger Med

    Tarifa, 7. January 2016 • Beginning mid-January, FRS Iberia will commence traffic on their new shipping line between the ports of Motril in Spain und Tanger Med in Morokko. The route via Motril is an interesting alternative connection between Europe and Northern Africa since it is convieniently located on the so-called "Mediterraian motorway" A-7.

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  • 2014
  • Solarship Aluna in Wolfsburg

    Weiße Flotte starts visitor transport service in the Wolfsburg Autostadt

    Stralsund, 15. Dezember 2014 • Staring on January 1st, 2015, the "Weiße Flotte" (White Fleet) will start running the visitor transport within the Wolfsburg Autostadt theme park. The Weiße Flotte is a susidiary of the Förde Reederei Seetouristik from Flensburg, which runs maritime operations all over the world. Three ships will be in service for the visitor transport in Wolfsburg.

    (Press release in German)

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  • 2013
  • Faehrbaer

    Weiße Flotte will run four passenger ferries powered by solar energy in Berlin in 2014

    Stralsund, 13. November 2013 • The "Weiße Flotte GmbH" (White Fleet) from Stralsund will run four passenger ferry lines for the "Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)" in Berlin. The vessels are solar powered and will be commissioned for the public transport service in Germany's capital from 2014 on.

    (Press release in German)

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  • Windcat 35

    FWOL stellt erstes Schiff in der deutschen Nordsee in Dienst

    Flensburg, 07. Mai 2013 • Die FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics GmbH (FWOL) – ein Joint Venture der deutschen Firma FRS Offshore und dem niederländisch-britischen Unternehmen Windcat Workboats – hat mit dem Hochgeschweindigkeits-Katamaran „Windcat 35“ ihr erstes Schiff in der deutschen Nordsee und somit ihr insgesamt drittes Schiff in Betrieb genommen.

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