World’s first zero-emission fast ferry to be named Medstraum

World’s first zero-emission fast ferry to be named Medstraum

TrAM

The electric-powered vessel will enter service for public transport company Kolumbus from 2022

The world’s first zero emission fast ferry will be called Medstraum, the EU-funded TrAM project has revealed.

“Medstraum is an all-Norwegian, down-to-earth name with multiple layers to it,” said Mikal Dahle, TrAM’s project manager. “Medstraum means ‘with current’. The name stands out compared to common vessel names, just as the vessel will stand out compared to traditional fast ferries.”

The electric-powered vessel will operate a commuter route between Stavanger and Hommersåk on the west coast of Norway for public transport company Kolumbus from 2022.

“We believe the vessel name is both bold and ambitious, just like the project,” said Dahle. “The TrAM project aims to make pathway and create a good co-current or ‘Medstraum’ for future innovative and sustainable solutions.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
17 February 2021

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