Freight to Denmark and Sweden
ForSea Ferries carry on transporting trucks and freight units around the clock 24/7. We will adapt according to capacity; the current sailing schedule is visible on our websites.
In order to protect the drivers and our staff in check-in, we encourage the drivers to use the self-service kiosks in our fast lanes. If the driver is carrying hazardous cargo, he will have to go to the manual counter at our check-in.
In our check-in area, we have hand sanitizer and information about necessary precautions to limit the Corona virus.
We sail every 15 minutes most of the week. Our three large vessels sail every 20 minutes and Mercandia IV is dedicated freight during weekdays and sail from Helsingør on the hour and from Helsingborg at 30 minutes past the hour during daytime hours. Mercandia IV does not show on the ordinary schedule.
Departures from Helsingborg - only freight
Departures only accepting freight and hazardous cargo. See ordinary schedule for remaining departures. Valid 1st of October - 31st of December. Departures from Helsingborg, Sweden.
Departures from Helsingør - only freight
Departures only accepting freight and hazardous cargo. See ordinary schedule for remaining departures. Valid 1st of October - 31st of December. Departures from Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark.
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Choose the shortest route
Transport your load on the shortest and greenest route across the strait, with departures every 15 minutes in the daytime and a crossing time of just 20 minutes. The crossing is ideal for drivers to take a nice break, stretch their legs, rest up and enjoy a bite to eat. You can use all the facilities round the clock, and our on board staff will make sure you have a comfortable crossing.
The greenest route
You can now sail across Öresund in an environmentally sound manner on our two green ferries, Tycho Brahe and Aurora. You’ll save 40–50 kilometres compared with the southern route and reduce environmental impact. 452,000 trucks crossed Öresund with us during 2018. All in all, they save around 15,000 tonnes of C02 emissions each year. This is almost as much as the emissions from 5,000 flights to Thailand.
FAST LANE from Denmark
Traveling from Helsingborg
Traveling from Helsingör
Check in quickly by pre-booking
Pre-book without leaving your truck and drive quickly through our new fast lanes when boarding your next ferry. Pre-book via our online booking service or through a direct EDI connection.
In addition to speedy processing, we also ensure the correct information – such as vehicle number and reference number – accompanies your transportation from pre-booking to invoicing. Contact us to find out more.
Online booking and EDI booking
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Check in on site
If you haven’t pre-booked, park your truck and refer to our staff at check-in. There are also self-service machines in our check-in offices, where you provide the same information which was previously written down on a check-in form. The check-in guide in the machines is available in 13 different languages.
Carrying hazardous cargo?
When transporting hazardous cargo, the driver must always contact our staff at check-in. Pre-registering the cargo provides easy and faster handling when arriving at the port.
Contact us for pre-registration of hazardous cargo:
+46 42 18 60 20
+45 88 71 19 12
Press the button "Form hazardous cargo" to open a form used for registration of hazardous cargo. After the form has been filled out, email it to either Helsingborg or Helsingör (Elsinore).
Plug-in for refrigerated trucks onboard our vessels
Due to health and safety, it is not permitted to operate compressor engines during our ferry crossing. Therefore, before driving on board, all cooling generator units have to be shut off. If you need to document an unbroken chain of cooling in a trailer, we therefore now offer plug-in options onboard our ferries.
In order to use this service, the truck driver simply has to inform our personnel at check-in that he/she needs to have power for their cooling unit while sailing. Our personnel onboard will direct the driver to a suited parking spot. It is the driver’s responsibility to plug in at departure and remove the plug again upon arrival at port.
We hope that you will welcome this new feature and naturally if there are any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Mercandia IV dedicated to freight
Mercandia IV is now 100% dedicated to freight. For truck drivers this means we have 4 ferries crossing the Sound during the most busy hours of the day, Monday through Friday.
By dedicating Mercandia IV solely to freight and no longer carry other passengers on this ferry, our service to the market has been improved. We can now include hazardous classes that require a limitation in passengers when crossing. Please feel free to contact us for questions or requests.
Prices, tariffs and energy surcharges
Below is an overview of tariffs, energy surcharges, green surcharges and currency adjustment factors for the current month as well as the three previous months. If you want to find out more, our freight department are happy to help.
19 March 2020
ForSea continues to sail on the route Elsinore-Helsingborg
ForSea will continue to operate ferries between Helsingborg and Helsingør, also during the period 14 March to 13 April. This decision has been taken in order to meet the needs of passengers who are authorised to travel between Sweden and Denmark, and to facilitate the transportation of goods. It is important to ensure the free movement of goods to and from Sweden and Denmark, and to continue to provide ferry connections for people who live and work on different sides of the Sound.
5 april 2019
Less environmental impact through 4,500 tonnes of CO2 emission savings.
The greenest route across Öresund. In the first three months of the year 2019 we’ve reduced environmental impact from CO2 emissions by 4,500 tonnes compared with the previous year.
Conditions of Carriage
ForSea Ferries reserves the right to adjust its prices to take account of exchange rates and other costs that are beyond our control. ForSea Ferries is entitled to annul any agreement with immediate effect in the event of default of payment. Collateral agreements shall have no legal validity.
The transportation of cargo units on the ForSea route and vessels, including all agreements, are subject to the terms and conditions in the North Sea Operators Conditions of Carriage, as last amended, including the NSOCC Yellow Card (4th edition) 1999 and NSOCC Blue Card (5th edition) 1999.
Contact us with questions regarding freight agreements, prices and any other queries you might have.
Phone +45 88 71 19 45
Address Færgevej 8, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark