Flensburg • The Syltferries "RömöExpress" and "SyltExpress" appear in a new modern design: the classic blue and white paint coat became a dynamic red and white eye-catcher. With the new color design and a change of name to "FRS Syltfähre GmbH & Co. KG", the Syltferries proudly show their affiliation to the FRS family. Since the takeover of the ferry line in 1979, the Syltferry has been part of the globally active FRS shipping company based in Flensburg. For the customers of the Syltferry, however, everything remains the same: Nothing changes in service and reliability!
Bookings for the new ferry line, which will connect Sassnitz on the island of Rügen with Ystad in southern Sweden in just 2.5 hours from 17 September 2020 on, are now very welcome. Bookings are possible for crossings with the high-speed catamaran "Skane Jet" between 17th September and 1st November.
FRS, based in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, is taking over the "Elbfähre Glückstadt Wischhafen". As a family-run company with a history of more than 150 years, FRS is the successor to the North German ferry line. FRS also includes the shipping companies FRS Helgoline with its catamaran connection from Hamburg via Cuxhaven to Helgoland as well as the FRS Sylt Ferry as a reliable year-round connection to Sylt.
Tarifa • On Friday, July 3rd, FRS carried out a trip to repatriate mainly German citizens and people of other northern European nationalities who were in the country after the border closure ordered by Morocco last March. The crossing was made by the FRS ferry Kattegat, which carried about 300 passengers and 180 vehicles from the port of Tangier Med to Algeciras.
FRS takes over traditional ferry route: The ferry connection between the German island of Rügen and Sweden, historically known as the “Königslinie” (German for “King’s Line”), can look back on more than 100 years of history. The name originates from the German emperor and Swedish king who attended the festive route opening ceremony in 1897. When the previous operator withdrew from the service this year due to the Corona crisis, the end of the traditional ferry line was imminent.
The Flensburg FRS Helgoline uses another catamaran for the traffic to Helgoland. The "San Gwann" will support the catamaran "Halunder Jet" in the island traffic from Hamburg and Cuxhaven from 19th June. With the deployment of a second catamaran in the Helgoland traffic, FRS Helgoline is reacting quickly and flexibly to the current situation with a clear focus on healthy and safe traveling together. On the "Halunder Jet" as well as the "San Gwann", the daily passenger capacities are significantly reduced until further notice in order to be able to maintain the recommended distances on board. Together, both ships can carry up to 658 passengers a day to Helgoland, which is almost the actual pre-corona capacity of the "Halunder Jet" of 680 passengers.